Raymond Voelpel

Raymond Voelpel holds a Master's Degree in Art Education. He taught art in the public schools in Western NY for nearly 30 years and was recognized in Who's Who in American Teachers for two consecutive years. During his teaching career many of his students were recognized for outstanding achievement and some have pursued careers in the visual arts.

Raymond studied sculpture with Joseph Bolinsky. In the early years he concentrated his efforts in stone carving while today his works also include bronzes. He has work in many private collections. Upon his retirement from teaching in 1998, Voelpel founded Tidewater Gallery in Swansboro.