Lawrence Alan Noble is an artist/sculptor, born in Tampa, Florida in 1948. He was raised and educated in Houston, Texas and resides in Berkeley, California. He is the owner of Noble Studio, a company founded in 1973, that specializes in design and sculpture.
Noble has been featured in American Artist Magazine twice , a cover and feature article on his illustration, in March of 1983, as well as a feature article on his sculpture, twenty years later, in February, 2003.
In 1972, Noble illustrated a poster for the George McGovern Presidential Campaign and in 1977 was commissioned by Time Magazine to produce a portrait of Presidential candidate, Hubert H. Humphrey.
His early work in Film Art was as a designer of many motion picture advertising campaigns including "Time After Time," "Flash Gordon," "Sharky's Machine" and "The Empire Strikes Back" (10th Anniversary Poster). More recently, he produced sculptures for "Searching for Bobby Fischer" and "The Rock."
In 1997, he sculpted the prestigious "Daytona 500" trophy. He also designed and produced the Playboy "Car of the Year Award." His company designed and produced the Star Wars Chess Set for The Danbury Mint as well as designed coins and medallions for the Franklin Mint.
In 1988 Noble Studio was commissioned to produce four drawings of Armand Assante and Jacqueline Bisset for on-air promotion of the ABC TV mini-series, "Napoleon and Josephine." His work is in the collections of many celebrities and motion picture directors and producers, including actor Burt Reynolds, directors Nicholas Meyer, George Lucas and Peter Jackson.
His first bronze sculpture, a life size equestrian monument to Civil War General, Philip H. Sheridan was unveiled in Chicago, in June of 1990. In 1993, he unveiled a 7' bronze statue of Jack Benny in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
In 1996, Noble was named Designer and was one of two sculptors selected by the California Fire Foundation to produce a bronze memorial and monument to California Firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty. The California Firefighters' Memorial, unveiled in April of 2002, is located in historic Capitol Park in Sacramento. Noble Studio was also commissioned to design and sculpt the San Bernardino County Peace Officers' Memorial, a ten foot tall bronze monument to Peace Officers killed in the line of duty. It was unveiled in May, 1999.
The legendary Yoda Fountain, resides at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio of San Francisco, CA, as well as life-size statues of the father of film, Eadweard Muybridge, special effects pioneer, Willis O'Brien and Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of Televison. Muybridge is also at the USC Film School in Los Angeles.
Noble's Hampton, Virginia 400th Anniversary Monument was unveiled in that city on July 9th of 2011. It is 21'tall. His Spirit of Achievement statue, unveiled in Chino, CA, in 2007, is taller still at 27'.
Lawrence's wife, Elizabeth, works with him at Noble Studio, and they have two children, Casey Josephine and John Marlay. Lawrence Noble is listed in "Who's Who" as well as Dunn and Bradstreet.
"The Gift," winner of the National Sculpture Society 73rd Annual Exhibition Leonard J. Meiselman award for best classical figure.
Winner of the Henry Hering Medal. Presented by the National Sculpture Society in 2014 at the Century Club in New York City. For outstanding collaboration between Owner (George Lucas), Architect (Lawrence Halprin) and Sculptor (Lawrence Noble).