Ever since the beginning of time artistic Icons in the form of sculpture and painting have been made to express the life and direction of the world ---after the big boom human and animal alike created shelters for safe guard from the elements, symbols for direction and expression of faith and life.
This web site contains images of work executed in 2 and 3 dimensions of life and faith which expresses the artistic story of Bernard M. Deschler, an architect, painter, sculptor and ordained minister in the Catholic Church.
An active artist, sculptor and painter Bernard M. Deschler graphically speaks eloquently of the anguish of the working population, the poor, the needy and the spiritual. Born in Paris, France, Bernard M. Deschler began his artistic studies with George Klein, a disciple of the impressionist Maurice Utrillo, when he devoted himself initially to drawing and painting.
After a visit to the stone quarries of Italy and exposure to the work of contemporary sculptors Deschler turned to sculpture as the preferred medium. Interrupted by World War II and the completion of his education in the arts and architecture Deschler completed several ecclesiastical and commercial structures in which his sculptures are incorporated as part of the design and the building.
The most compelling aspects of Deschler's, figurative, expressionistic, and symbolic sculptures are the passionate mysterious original motifs that intentionally recall the beginnings, and martyrdom of humanity such as the Crucifixion of The Christ, the Resurrection of The Christ, the Good Friday Cross, Palm Sunday, the Slave ,the Unwanted, the austere Bishop, the Nomad Women with Child and others.. they are motivated by Faith, Hope and Love and are executed in a simple unique style of forged, welded and carved steel, castings of bronze, clay and plaster express the movement of body and soul; they cease to be hunks of clay, plaster, steel or bronze - These sculptures express the real life of the subject matter.
Mr. Deschler continues to struggle to express and defy this specter through a series of figurative paintings and sculptures metamorphoses some of which illustrated within Happy Hour group, the Dance group, the Jazz time group, the Lady from Dakar, and the sculptures etc.