Hall of Fame
Induction Awards 2001

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Artist Steve Harpst has been creating artwork and competing as an athlete nearly all his life. He is currently training young fighters at the Burbank Boxing Club, a program he founded in 1996. The qualities he feels that make a great athlete...drive, energy, and a passion to win, are the same qualities he pours into every work of art that comes out of his studio.

Steve's sculptures begin in clay. This process takes several weeks from sketch to completion. By the time the piece is ready for casting, over 400 hours have been spent crafting each clay original.

Using the lost-wax method, the sculpture is then cast in bronze and finished with a beautiful patina that highlights the finely detailed workmanship.

Steve's sculptures have recently been shown with works by Leroy Neiman and have appeared in several television and feature films. His bronzes have also been selected by the World Boxing Hall of Fame for the induction awards at their annual Banquet of Champions. His work has been featured both internationally and domestically in the following television, print and film venues:

International Boxing Digest, USA Boxing Magazine, El Diario (Uruguay) The USA Boxing News, Ringside Report, Ringsport, Around The Ring With Danny Wambolt, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, World Boxing Hall of Fame program, The Burbank Leader, The Burbank Times, Film Roman Fine Arts Competition (Los Angeles), The Fine Art Association of Burbank, Arizona Alumni Newsletter, top rated Channel 9 Network News (Australia), ABC Television, and 20th Century Fox.

Awards

"2002 Best Sculpture"
"Best of Show 2001 - The Slugger"
"Best Sculpture 2001 - The Boxer"
"Best Trainer - 2001"

ABC-Television

Alkemi Entertainment

All-Star Boxing

Burbank Boxing Club

Cantlewz Entertainment

City of Hope

L.A Sheriffs Dept.

Telemundo Television

20th Century Fox

World Boxing
Hall of Fame

"Steve does great work! "
- Jimmy Lennon, Jr.,
WBA Ring Announcer of the Year 1998

"Being involved in boxing for many years,
I know how important it is to have the right stance in any boxing pose.
Steve really captures these details well."

- Arthur Mercante,
Hall of Fame Referee

Copyright 2009 Steven Harpst