Elizabeth Guarisco


Elizabeth Guarisco was born in Morgan City, Louisiana, and received her degree in Art History from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Elizabeth then traveled extensively throughout Europe where she further studied the works of the Masters before returning to the United States to study the best bronze casting techniques available. “Having studied the masters of equine art, sculpture and painting, I had great inspiration from the best – Gericault, Rubens, da Vinci, Bernini Cellini, the nineteenth century masters and into the twentieth century with Franz Marc and DeChirico.” Elizabeth’s understanding of horse anatomy and character comes from a multi-faceted exposure to them throughout her life. As a child, Elizabeth was exposed to the gentle beauty and kind nature of her family’s horses. Her practice of English equitation (jumping and dressage) gave her an in-depth understanding of gates, leads, stride sequences, balance, bending, collection, and extension. As a rider, Elizabeth was taught to become one with the horse, and this gives her an unparalleled insight into the power and supple agility that horses posses. Elizabeth’s many summers of observation and study at the Saratoga Racetrack proved to be an invaluable experience with exposure to the anatomy of horses in motion.