David Robert Cellitti

Sculptor

 
 

Sculptor David Robert Cellitti originally received his training at the age of fifteen as an apprentice with The Stubergh Wax Figure Studio in Los Angeles, California. During the 1970's he served as a project supervisor for Entertainment Environments, Inc. where he participated in the design and execution of a variety of walk-through attractions throughout the United States. He has been the Resident Sculptor for both The Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf and Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, California as well as Staff Sculptor for Decter Mannequins and Wolf and Vine Mannequins in Los Angeles.

For almost ten years he was the Staff Sculptor for The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History where he created all the wax portraits for both The Times-Mirror Native American Hall and The Peterson Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard.

David has worked in the special effects field as well on such films as "An American Werewolf in London", "The Beast Within", "Dreamscape", and the remakes of both "King Kong", and "The Thing". He has been a crew member for Rick Baker, Craig Reardon, Randy Cook, Rob Bottin and Tom Berman.

In 2002 he relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada where he spent two years freelancing on a number of projects. In 2004 he settled on the East Coast where he has served as a sculptor and mold maker for Macy's Parade Studio in Hoboken, NJ., Custom Creations in Weehawken, and Constructive Display in the Bronx.