Lawrence Holofcener's professional life began in the theater. He wrote songs and plays for Broadway, as well as performed in 'Stop The World' and 'Hello, Dolly'.
It is this background that inspired his internationally known 'Faces of Olivier', unveiled by the actor at the Chichester Theatre in May 1985. Ten years later, on Bond Street, London, Princess Margaret unveiled 'Allies', his very human portraits of Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt which has become a London landmark. 'Allies' has also been installed at The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida.
His young Churchill, 'In Conversation', was unveiled by grandchildren Randolph Churchill and Celia Sandys in November 2012 at the Churchill Hyatt Hotel in London.
In March 2014, Holofcener's life-size sculpture of Shakespeare as a young man was unveiled by the British Consul General at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the bard's birth. In February 2016, a casting of the sculpture was unveiled in Stratford, England during their year-long festivities marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Holofcener's most recent unveilings were during the The 2015 British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland and at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. His 'Faces of Golf', comprised of 116 portraits of history's greatest golfers, was installed on the front of the British Golf Museum and a second casting of 'Faces of Golf" was installed at the PGA National Resort just prior to The 2016 Honda Classic.
Mr. Holofcener's first exhibition of sculpture was in 1979 at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. It was followed by numerous shows, awards and commissions in the UK and the United States.
In the late 90's Holofcener embarked on a major portrait series celebrating contributions made by 20th Century figures. Included in his "Icons of the 20th Century" series are Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, The Queen Mother, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Mohandas Gandhi, Anne Frank, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill.
Additional commissions include Queen Victoria for the Isle of Wight Museum and Coburg, Germany as well as life-size sculptures of Thomas Chatterton, William Tyndale and William Penn for Bristol, UK, Holofcener also created Life-size sculptures of Thomas Paine in New Jersey and Sir Horace Kadoorie in Hong Kong.