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Cannon Montague is a naturalistic, figurative sculptor whose work is not only deeply influenced by the classical traditions of Ancient Greece and the Italian Renaissance, but also twentieth century Modernism. After intense training in Sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, she awakened to a deeper comprehension of the power and nobility of the human form and its spiritual expression.

She attended Tulane University and graduated with a degree in Art History from Middlebury College. After studying plein air painting with renowned southern artist Frank Baisden, she concentrated on painting for years, studied in Paris, sold many paintings, but often wondered about her artistic direction and focus.

It was through the tutelage of world-renowned painter and sculptor, Cessna Decosimo, former Director of Sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art, and Elizabeth Rogers, former instructor at the New York Academy of Art, that Cannon gradually built her skills as a three dimensional figure sculptor. As she progressed, her skill as a sculptor began to overtake her gifts as an oil painter. She recognized that she had awakened a new talent.

To further her exploration of figurative sculpture, Cannon went to Paris to study with professional sculptor Brigitte Brandeau at her atelier. There she perfected the technique of plaster on wire sculpture, a medium well-suited to express the solitude of human experience.

Following her transition into sculpting, beyond her apprenticeships, came commissions. Cannon's talent in sculptural portraiture was evident in her student work, but her time with Decosimo percolated her gift into a solid art form. As a result, portraiture remains one of her most popular mediums. Her clients reside nationally; often Cannon travels to obtain in-person measurements and other exactitudes, ensuring the highest possible quality.

When she is not in her studio, her responsibilities as fundraiser for the Chattanooga History Center keep her quite busy.

Her work can be viewed at her website or Most pieces can be purchased at Commissions for portrait busts and figure pieces are accepted via email at cannonmontaguesculpture [!at]

Due to the highly specialized and time-consuming process of creating custom pieces, please allow a consultation period for the artist to obtain all necessary information and measurements.