Carolyn Palmer is an internationally recognized sculptor whose passion is creating larger than life-size bronze busts and figures, many of which are displayed in prominent museums and public venues as well as in various private collections.
Carolyn's most recent work was a larger than life size bust of Pope Francis which greeted the Holy Father in the foyer of the Papal Residence in NYC. Pope Francis performed a special benediction over the sculpture during his visit to the USA in 2015. Her first Bronze edition of Pope Francis is now at St. Patricks Cathedral in NYC and and will be permanently displayed at the entrance beginning the summer of 2017.
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Another prestigious commission was for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY where she created two dynamic bronze busts of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt for the main entrance of the newly renovated Library. Her impressive pieces caught the attention of the New York Times where they were photographed and published for the library’s extensive newspaper article in 2013.
These renown and larger than life size bronze Roosevelt busts will proudly greet over 100,000 visitors each year.
CBS and Eye Productions Inc. discovered Carolyn's talent and her sculptures are now on the set of the television series, "Madam Secretary."
In 2015 Carolyn unanimously won a national competition out of 70 sculptors to create a life size bronze figure of Lucille Ball for her hometown Park in Celoron, NY. The unvieling was on Lucy's birthday, August 6, 2016. Carolyn's impressive sculpture received worldwide recognition and was covered by the Associated Press, New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, Business Insider, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, Today show, Yahoo News, Hollywood Reporter, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times and many other international networks. Carolyn was also interviewed by the BBC and NPR broadcasting networks.
Carolyn also has her sculptures on loan at the New-York Historical Society in New York City, the Sara Delano Roosevelt House at Hunter College in NYC and the New York State Museum in Albany, NY where they were featured in a recent exhibition.
Her first edition of Orville and Wilbur Wright were commissioned by a Sanford/Orlando (FL) Airport and proudly displayed in the terminal entrance. Terrwilliger Productions (a Los Angeles-based aviation motion picture production company) purchased a second edition of her Wright Brothers. (www.terwilligerproductions.com)
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) commissioned Carolyn's work for the Mario M Cuomo Trophy awards. The first award was given on March 22, 2017 at the NIAF Gala at Cipriani's in NYC
Another prestigious commission was her larger-than-life-size (full figure) bronze Thomas Jefferson which highlights the lobby of the distinguished Jefferson Center in Syracuse NY, where a televised celebration was unveiled by Mayor Matt Driscoll in 2004.
Carolyn was recently chosen to create a full life size bronze figure of the revered Preston Smith, a pioneer of the ski industry and the founder of Killington Vermont Ski area.
Carolyn was also chosen by former Mayor Christopher Doherty of Scranton PA to create a life-size park scene of Scranton natives, Vice President Joe Biden and former Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey. The project moves forward pending financial support.