Tom Corbin’s sculptures extol the human condition, most often through the female form – her mood, grace and vitality. His furniture designs combine sculpturally driven organic forms with the functional sensibilities of architecture.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1954, Corbin’s early fascination in art was inspired by his mother, an art teacher by trade. Despite studying painting and drawing at Miami University, his original career pursuit was in business as an advertising executive. He was well on his way to a successful career in advertising when a chance meeting with a bronze sculptor encouraged him to take a sculpting class. There, the hook was set.
By 1986, Corbin put away his suit and tie for good in lieu of life as a sculptor. Through his persistence and good fortune, he was awarded a series of commissions that gave him the exposure and income to pursue his dream.
Today, Corbin and his staff can be found working in his Kansas City studio on a host of compelling projects – from a 20’ monument destined for Washington, D.C., to a massive custom coffee table for a collector in New York. During an average year, he will produce over 20 new sculpture and furniture designs to satisfy the demand from his galleries and showrooms.