Stephen W. Bell

Art Conservation
mountmaking, sculpting, painting, restoration and conservation of sculpture

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, California
Staff Position
July 2006- June 2010


Museum Exhibit Fabricator / Preparator
Sculpture, illustration, exhibit design, archival mountmaking,
moldmaking and casting, masking and
airbrushing, cabinetry, installation and
deinstallation of exhibits.

The American Museum of Natural History
New York City, New York
Full - Time
September 1998 - May 2000, May 2002 - June 2003

The Exploratorium
San Francisco, California
May 1997 - October 1997

The Field Museum of Natural History
Chicago, Illinois
Full - Time Term Employment
June 1996 - September 1996

The Museum of Contemporary Photography
Chicago, Illinois
Paid Undergraduate Intern
August 1993 - June 1994


Sculptor / Modelmaker

The Natural History Museum of LA County
Los Angeles, California
Multiple Freelance Projects
October 2005 - present

Macy's Parade Studio
Hoboken, New Jersey
February 2004 - April 2005
Lead Sculptor and prototype modelmaker
for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
and other annual events.

Architectural Models
Oakland, California
February 2001 - December 2001
Sculpting and painting of scale models and landscapes
from blueprints and cad files.

Academy Studios
Novato, California
June 2000 - January 2001
Sculpting, painting and installing natural history
models and dioramas for museums.



Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art
Columbia College
Chicago, Illinois
3.9 GPA

painting (scenic, airbrushing)
scale miniatures
welding (MIG, oxyacetylene)
archival mountmaking

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