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Paul Cavanagh Foundry Man


In 1966, after studying art foundry work in Rome, Italy, Paul Cavanagh, who attended both Providence College and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), began the Paul King Foundry.

PAUL CAVANAGH – a Foundry Man

Paul Cavanagh is truly a foundry man. Forty-eight years worth of hands-on experience have forged him into an international expert in foundry casting. He has successfully worked with foundries in Thailand and China and has made it a point to employ current technologies like rapid prototyping.

Paul Cavanagh is also a highly regarded expert on the history of bronze casting and bronze techniques used throughout the ages. The massive Buddha sculptures created in Asia successfully used ancient bronze techniques.

The Rhode Island foundry that Cavanagh created back in 1966 has, 48 years later,  become an award-winning company. Why? Because whether it’s a small or a large piece, there’s always attention to detail.

Paul Cavanagh of Paul King Foundry

Paul Cavanagh

The Eye of an Artist

The challenging problems involving sculpture must be approached with the eye of an artist and the hands of a skilled craftsman. They must also be combined with an ability to communicate well with the artist.

The Paul King Foundry has successfully worked with many respected and known artists; Paul Manship, Jose Buscaglia, Robert Shure, Richard Fleischner, Peter France, Ernest Montenegro, Penelope Jencks, Mags Harries, Ahmad Peii, Kate Johnstone, Kay Worden & Gene Cauthen, Felix De Welden, Dexter Jones, Frank Eliscu, Bryant Baker, Walker Hancock, Merlin Szosz, Gilbert Franklin, Seward Johnson, Karen Petersen, Peter Haines, Lu Stubbs, George Aarons, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Alba Corrado, David Chamberlain, John Wilson, Mico Kaufman Kahlil Gibran, Richard Rosenblum, Joy Brown, Demetri Hadzi and Richard Fishman.

The Paul King Foundry has spent years working with prominent artists from all over the world. The foundry has also worked with such esteemed institutions as the; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, RISD, Gardner Museum, Smithsonian Museum, The Getty Museum, Johnson Atelier, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Raytheon, Matthews, Asia Fine Art and The United Nations Headquarters in Geneva.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Foundry: Michelle Cavanagh, Business Manager (401) 300.8431 – or eMail

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