Douglas L. McIlvain














































Doug McIlvain’s scope of art encompasses abstract, geometric shapes as well as true life representations of people and wildlife in various mediums such as wood, stone, and bronze. His three-dimensional likenesses have a compelling attraction to be felt, which he encourages. His abstracts are in harmony with the materials used from nature. He discovers shapes and forms suggested by the natural growth or formation of the medium. Convex and concave planes are played against each other to reveal intriguing forms.


He creates a realistic portrayal of both figures and animals in the same manner as the Old World Masters, with devotion to quality, accuracy, and detail. The size of these works span from the miniature to monumental. Doug is a skillful artisan who takes pride in creating the best in wood, bronze, and stone.


Doug received a Master of Arts from New York University, New York, NY, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Additional academic pursuits in Europe and the United States include: studying with Raphael Sabatini, Jose DeCreft and Bruno Lucchesi; Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy; New School, New York, NY; Artisans Institute, Pietrosanta, Italy; University of California, Berkeley, CA; and The Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture.




New York Art Exposition, Jacob Javits Center, NYC

Allied Artists of America/National Art Club, Gramercy Park, NYC

Chuck Levithan Gallery, Soho, NYC

International Gallery, NYC

Phoenix Gallery, Soho, NYC

W.R. Grace Bldg. Gallery, NYC

Schering Plough, Morristown, NJ

Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ

Monmouth Council of the Arts




Pennsylvania Academy of Art

Newark Museum of Art

Villa De Borchesi, Rome, Italy

Philadelphia Civic Center Museum

Detroit Institute of Art

Trenton State Museum

Jersey City Museum of Art

Staten Island Children's Museum

Morris Museum of Art

Monmouth Museum

Artisans Institute, Pietrosanta, Italy

Trenton City Museum

Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Florida

Leaver House, NYC

Warner Communications

Merrill Lynch Corporate, Princeton, NJ

Nabisco Brands Corporation

Banker's Trust Corporation

W.R. Grace, NYC

Forestal Center, Princeton, NJ

Montclair State University

Monmouth University

Rider College

The New School, NYC

Georgian Court College

New York University

Temple University


Doug was Professor of Art, Georgian Court College, 1968-1986. He is listed in Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in Art and Outstanding Educators.