Casteel Sculptures is the sculpting studio of nationally recognized historical sculptor, Gary Casteel. Gary features monument replicas, prints and offers a studio tour of his current work. Mr. Casteel's love of history and art are reflected in each individual work. Whether painting the Gettysburg battlefield landscapes, or sculpting a life-size figure, his artwork has always reflected a personal translation of the elements involved. He strives toward maintaining and preserving the American past in sculpture.
Born in the hills of West Virginia, Gary Casteel has always been fascinated with history and art. After seeing a picture of Michelangelo's David in the fourth Grade, Gary knew that he wanted to be a sculptor. From the start, he recognized that raw talent was not enough to succeed so he searched for professional sculptors to apprentice under.
Gary found that his keen sense of history, talent and drive for producing pieces in his personal dynamic style would give him much success in the national sculpting arena. His first big success was the Gen. James Longstreet equestrian sculpture erected in the Gettysburg National Military Park. Since then, Mr. Casteel's work has become highly regarded and requested by the National Park Service, state and local governments, corporations and private enterprises. In 2000 Mr. Casteel was given the great honor by the National Civil War Memorial Commission to design and sculpt a fitting memorial to honor those events and individuals, civilian and military, during the War Between the States.