Rebecca A. Clark–Commissioned Artist
The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial.
Rebecca A. Clark is an international fine artist with over 20 years of professional experience working in the fine art field in New York City. Her masterful artworks are collected by prominent art collectors worldwide. Rebecca specializes in figurative bronze sculptures, oil paintings, drawings and monumental works of art that embody dynamic strength and classic iconic beauty.
Her artworks range from sensuous figurative sculptures to magnificent heroic size monuments. Commissioned works include “Battling Stallions”, her 18 foot tall monumental bronze sculpture at the prestige gated development “Le Chevalier” in Barrington Heights West Linn, Oregon, as well as the heroic 9 foot tall ballerina bronze sculpture titled “Arabesque” which is publicly showcased at the Oregon Ballet Theatre headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Exclusive custom created works of art portray diverse themes in addition to distinguished portraits for private and corporate collectors. Signature series include: Heroic series (Honoring American military Heroes), Inspirational, Equine and Equestrian, Classic Nudes and Romantic among other series and sculpture projects in development.
Rebecca was born an artist and has always had the desire to achieve excellence in all of her endeavors. From a very early age she was immersed in imaginative creative works such as building models of futuristic cities, paintings, sculptures and a multitude of drawings. In 1981, at the age of 17, Rebecca moved from Oregon to New York City to pursue a career in fine art and design at the Parsons School of Design. Shortly after she arrived, Rebecca began her professional artistic career assisting the renowned illustrator Antonio Lopez. At age 18, Rebecca was hired by the famed designer Halston, and began working directly with him as a fashion designer and illustrator. Subsequently, she was discovered by the Ford Models agency and traveled around the world as a top international fashion model. Rebecca worked with renowned fashion photographers such as Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier and others. Rebecca is experienced in working with the major media, including international publications such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, The New York Times and Glamour, among others, as well as in television. She was featured in a national Diet Slice-Style television commercial that was shown during halftime at the 1987 Super Bowl. Rebecca also appeared in top fashion shows in New York City and Paris, France and in international advertising campaigns such as Revlon’s “The Most Unforgettable Women In The World” ads photographed by Richard Avedon.
In 1991, Rebecca left a prestigious modeling career to return to her true creative passion. She began creating a series of beautiful and universally appealing fine bronze sculptures and many commissioned works. In 1998, she began oil painting and studied at the New York Academy of Art, while creating oil paintings depicting the classic nude, equine, inspirational themes and portrait commissions for select art collectors. In 2001, Rebecca developed several digital film projects through her studies in the Film Directors Program at New York University. From 2001 to the present, she continues to create bronze sculptures, drawings, oil paintings and original limited edition fine art prints for private art collectors.
In 2011, Rebecca was officially endorsed and directed by the National Special Forces Association to create The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial ® project to honor the legendary elite Special Forces “Green Beret” Soldiers of every era and the legacy of the Special Forces Regiment.
In addition to working in partnership with the National Special Forces Association, Rebecca also worked with the U.S. Army’s 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, as technical advisors, and several Special Forces Groups, at their locations, across America to develop a concept to memorialize Special Forces Green Beret Soldiers through a series of monumental bronze sculptures.
Since 2011, this private National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial project and effort has evolved to a comprehensive program that includes working in partnership with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, and advised by a team of retired and distinguished Special Forces Officers dedicated to raising funds to develop, complete and maintain The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial. The distinguished Advisory Board team includes retired three star and two star former Special Forces Commanding Generals, Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, Distinguished Members of the Special Forces Regiment, Special Forces Medal of Honor Recipient and other extraordinary Advisors. Rebecca Clark is the official and exclusively commissioned Artist, working with her partnering 501 (c)(3) foundation, to create The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial.
The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial Park will be one of the most magnificent and inspirational memorials in the world, placed on public view near Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina as a world class international destination. Fort Bragg is the home of the 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) H.Q. and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command H.Q. This historic monumental tribute will honor and portray Special Forces “A-Team” Soldiers, the Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA), in several contemporary bronze sculpture action scenes. A Medal of Honor center piece and pillar will also be created with the names of Special Forces Medal of Honor recipients, past, present and future. Granite walls with bronze relief sculpture panels will be created portraying Special Forces Green Beret Soldiers through different eras, highlighting Special Forces missions, values, culture, and history.
Rebecca has also created several Special Forces Green Beret inspired original limited edition fine art prints. Her Special Forces themed artwork is on display at the 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) Headquarters at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. In 2014, Rebecca was commissioned by the Green Beret Foundation and worked with the 7th Special Forces Group as technical advisors and retired Special Forces A-Team 726 Soldiers, to create an original limited edition print series to portray and honor Medal of Honor Recipient Colonel Roger Donlon, (Ret.) U.S. Army Special Forces and his A-Team 726 that served bravely in Vietnam.
Rebecca A. Clark remains passionately dedicated to completing The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial to honor the legendary elite U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Beret” Soldiers of every era, their heroic valor and the noble legacy of the Special Forces Regiment. Rebecca is an Honorary Member of the Special Forces Association-Dallas, Texas Chapter 31 (XXXI).
Selected artworks created by Rebecca A. Clark:
“Battling Stallions” 18 ft. tall monumental bronze sculpture with Rebecca A. Clark.
“Battling Stallions” 18 ft. tall monumental bronze sculpture at luxury gated development.
“Battling Stallions” 18 ft. tall monumental sculpture “Work in Progress” with Rebecca A. Clark.
“Arabesque” 9 ft. tall bronze ballerina sculpture at Ballet Theatre H.Q.
“Spirit of Victory” 4 ft. tall bronze eagle sculpture.
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