Paley, Albert Raymond

Paley, Albert Raymond

(1944–  ) metalworker; born in Philadelphia. Initially studying jewelry-making at Temple University's Tyler School of Art and becoming a master goldsmith, he turned to large scale metalworking in the late 1960s. Singlehandedly he revived blacksmithing as an art form with the ornamental gates, figurative sculpture, metal furniture, grilles, railings, and other architectural elements made on commission in his Rochester, N.Y., workshop.