Richard F. Novak

Richard F. Novak is a physician and sculptor with an interest in the American neoclassical sculptors who studied in Rome and Florence in the nineteenth century. Novak’s books are about the adventures of these artists, and their personal struggles to achieve recognition back in America, where there were no art galleries, and little interest in public sculpture. He has spent over a year travelling throughout Italy studying the Italian sculptors and has over eighty sculptures in public spaces, corporate, and private collections. Examples of his work can be seen in the Gallery Section of