Thomas Scott Kuebler, American (1960-)

Thomas Scott Kuebler was born in 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio to a ceramics teacher and a photo engraver. Having innate artistic tendencies coupled with learning disabilities, Tom was encouraged to develop his creative skills. His childhood media ranged from paint to clay to broken toys and whatever he could find in the trash or junk drawer.

His first love was sculpting which lead him to major in Art at Kent State University. After college, he worked as a toy designer for American Greetings while in his leisure time building life-size sculptures for galleries. Through gallery exposure, his work was recognized by Good Displays, a Toledo trade show firm. He was recruited for the purpose of creating Disney-like robotic characters. Eventually, a colleague bought out their division of the company and started an animatronics company.

As the primary Artist and Art Director for this company, Tom’s projects ranged from creating unique robotic characters, corporate mascots and historical figures to animals (realistic and otherwise), space aliens, gnomes and boogeymen.

Thomas Kuebler’s sculptures have sold both nationally and internationally. His collectors include Anne Rice, Howard Metzenbaum, Michael Jackson and Gene Simmons.

Tom currently resides and has a studio in Ohio.