Nicholas Legeros is a master of the ancient art of lost-wax (cire-perdu) bronze casting. While materials and methods of artistic production have changed over time, with the advent of acrylic paints and other modern advances, the process of lost-wax metal sculpture is not much altered in its over 3,000 year history. Nick studied both at the University of Minnesota and under Paul Granlund at Gustavus Adolphus College. He credits Granlund as a major force in his art, both as a mentor, teacher, and model of old-fashioned work ethic. He names a wide variety of other artists as additional influences, including Isamu Noguchi, George Nakashima, and Giorgio Morandi as well as a continuing fascination with architecture and art history of all periods. He is active in collections, including the newly-installed Father Murphy statue in front of the McNeely School of Business at the University of St. Thomas.