Alonzo Hauser was born in Wisconsin In 1909.
He studied at the University of Wisconsin, the Layton Art School in
Milwaukee and the Art Student's League in New York. He apprenticed
with as a stone-carver with Amaden Merli and studied sculpture with
William Zorach. He went to France in 1931 to work and later returned to
New York, setting up his own studio in 1939 and presenting his first
one-man show at the A.C.A. Gallery.
He founded the art department at Macalester
College in St. Paul, Minnesota, taught drawing and sculpture at Carleton
College in Northfield, Minnesota, and was a visiting critic in the School
of Architecture at the University of Minnesota.
He considers himself primarily a stone
carver, but his High Fashion Series were carved in wax, invested with a
mixture of plaster and powdered brick, and cast in bronze.
Hauser's list of exhibitions is enormous and
includes galleries and museums from New York, to Toronto, to Arizona.
He has one numerous awards-too many to mention here and his work can be
seen in public buildings, parks, churches, and private collections
throughout the country. His portraits include many famous statesmen
and entertainers. (from "Hauser" a monograph prepared for the
Kramer Galleries in St. Paul, Minnesota in connection with an exhibition
of works by Alonzo Hauser, 1966).