Albert Paley Quotes

Albert Paley (born 1944) is an American modernist metal sculptor. Initially starting out as a jeweler, Paley has become one of the most distinguished and influential metalsmiths in the world. Within each of his works, three foundational elements stay true: the natural environment, the built environment, and the human presence. Paley is the first metal sculptor to have received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects. He currently lives and works in Rochester, New York with his wife, Frances

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Albert Paley


Monumental is not a matter of size.

Albert Paley


At first when I realized I was a romantic, I was sort of shocked and shamed. But it is true... that the material I work most with is emotion.

Albert Paley


Is not about creating an object. It is about creating a perspective.

Albert Paley