Donjo, a world renowned artist and conservationist, emphasizes the majestic beauty of sea life in his dolphin, turtle and whale sculptures.Donjo, who has always been involved with endangered species, was born in Chicago and then raised in Southern California where he was exposed to sealife at an early age. He sold his bronze artworks at shows to fund his early education and in 1987 his exclusive focus became marine life. Although his profession is sculpting exceptional bronze and copper filled dolphins and whales and turtles, Donjo's passion is to increase public awareness of endangered species and the preservation of marine life.
Donjo internationally renowned artist-sculptor. Born in Chicago in 1949 and raised in Southern California, this remarkable artist, know for his work on endangered species, was introduced to sculpture at the age of eleven and put himself through school by selling his bronze works at weekend art shows. In 1987, he began to focus exclusively on sculpting with a strong emphasis on marine life. In his new line of exquisitely detailed marine life sculptures, Donjo captures the true essence of the sea in Bronze and Copper Fill. It is easy to understand how this artist's creations have attracted an international audience by seeing the majestic beauty of the humpback whale or the playfulness of a family of dolphins. However, he will not compromise his true objective which is to develop public awareness and to help with the preservation of marine life and other endangered species. Donjo is well-known for his works in surrealism, realism and fantasy consisting of studies, portraits, fairy tale characters and endangered species. He is one of the few who constructs gallery, and monument size statues in three dimension and two-dimension relief.