Gaylord Ho was born April 11, 1950 in Hsin-Wu, Taiwan to poor farmers. He spent his youth helping with farm chores. He displayed artistic abilities at a young age and decided very early to dedicate his life to his art.
Educated in Taiwan and Japan, his student sculptures won many national awards. The regional art world began to recognize his remarkable talent for capturing grace and motion.
Gaylord formed his own sculpture and design company in 1979 and has achieved much commercial success. He is world renowned in the gift and collectibles industry for his numerous award-winning designs. He has been recognized by the industry with frequent nominations as "Artist of the Year". He has won awards for his sculptures every year for the past 20 years.
Having achieved financial success, Gaylord is now directing his full energy into satisfying the artist within. The artist, who as a student created art just for fun, is now being realized but at the hands of an accomplished masterfully skilled sculptor.
Gaylord travels extensively when not sculpting. He shares his time between two homes, one in Chungli, Taiwan and one in Palos Verdes, CA. He also spends time in his satellite sculpting studio in Shanghai, China. It's beautiful public park setting allows him time to concentrate on his quiet sculpting job while also practicing his other passion...teaching. Gaylord spends a lot of his time teaching other sculptors and student sculptors about the fine points of his profession. He teaches students in Taiwan and Shanghai.
The main theme in all of his personal sculpts and in all of his teaching is "emotion". How to show the emotion of a particular moment in time is his underlying characteristic. He is a master at translating these emotions into the body, pose and character of his sculptures.
Gaylord Ho is a masterfully skillful sculptor and an inspired artist. His goal in every sculpture is to bring to life the emotion of the moment being frozen forever in clay.