Jeffrey Breslow is a lifelong Chicagoan who was born and raised in Albany Park He received his BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois where his wizardly instructor Edward Zagorski introduced him to design–a dimension of creation beyond making and shaping. Breslow soon learned that design was the hidden operator behind everything–automobiles, furniture, appliances and toys–and he was hooked. His enthusiasm for design brought a sense of play to his fascination with form and construction and soon he recognized that designing children’s toys and games was the perfect synthesis. Breslow spent 41 years as a renowned toy designer and was president and CEO of Big Monster Toys until 2008 when he chose to pursue his first passion of sculpting full-time.
Breslow was introduced to sculpture by Hazel Loew, his high school art teacher. He studied with Frank Gallo at the University of Illinois. For a number of years, Breslow studied with Susan Clinard creating realistic figurative bronze sculptures. Jeffrey Breslow has two art studios in Chicago–one in the West Loop and another on South Kedzie Ave. Visitors are always welcome to his studios by appointment.