Jud Bergeron was born in 1972 on a Navajo reservation in Winslow, AZ and raised in Guilford, Connecticut. A seventh generation artist, he became the first sculptor in his family, studying at Lyme Academy in Connecticut under a student of French sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, who was a student of Rodin. Thereafter he worked at foundries around the country before settling in San Francisco in 1995. Bergeron's sculptures tend to be narrative in nature, extrapolated from life experience. He describes each unique body of work as a "visual chapter in his life". After a five-year stint in New York, he returned to San Francisco in 2011 with his wife and two children. Bergeron currently lives in Glen Park and works in Potrero Hill.
Jud Bergeron for Grand Hyatt SF
Video by Martha Traer
Music by Jacob Pritzker
A short documentary about the creation of two bronze sculptures for the Grand Hyatt in Union Square San Francisco.