Silvio Apponyi

Born near Munich Germany in 1949 Silvio migrated to Australia with his family at the age 18 months. He started carving in wood from the age of two and after completing school in South Australia he went on to study sculpture at North Adelaide School of Art. Silvio won a German Academic Exchange scholarship and studied for one year at the Munich Academy of fine art.

On his return and after completing his degree he entered the monument trade where he acquired his technical skills with all manner of stone. He embarked upon his career as a full time sculpture in the late 80s and works from his studio in Adelaide. His artistic expression is quite diverse and includes topically Australian endangered species such as reptiles frogs birds fish and insects.

As well as working in large and often life sized forms Silvio creates magnificent Netsuke miniatures a skill that was boosted by his contract with internationally acclaimed carver Susan Wraight. His carvings are truly remarkable for their realism beauty delicacy and spirit. Collectors worldwide seek his works and Silvio is the recipient of many awards.

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