In 1970, having earned an MFA from Pratt Institute, and having been awarded several prestigious fellowships for his student work, Daniel Sinclair set off to Pietrasanta, Italy to discover what what ever he could about stone carving in the old time studios there.Pietrasanta is a town renowned for its marble quarries and fine stone carving lineage since Roman times. Trudging from studio to studio, portfolio in hand and speaking a rudimentary Italian, Daniel was met by the unfailing patience from the Italian craftsmen, but soon found that finding a position there was not to as easy.As weeks went by, he resolved to focus his efforts on what he believed was the premier shop in the town, the studio of Pasquino Pasquini. Eventually, by dint of sheer persistence, he found a position there, that of floor sweeper. This and other duties for which the management deemed him qualified, and assisting the skilled artisans, it began to dawn on him, in spite of his academic achievements, "I knew nothing about stone, nothing about tools, nothing about craftsmanship and I knew nothing about art." Thus began an apprenticeship which was to last for about five years. Currently, Daniel lives and works in New York City. He carved out a small niche market for his special and unique skills. His exploration in sculpture continues and he draws upon his insatiable interest in the ancient masters of stone sculpture.