Martine Vaugel received her first commission at age 23, from the then Governor Nelson Rockefeller. She is the winner of two awards, (1990 and 1992) in the International Rodin Grand Prize Monumental Figure Competition.
A few of her Public Sculptures Placements can be found in the following collections: Japan's Hakone and Utsi Guchi Ga Hara “Open Air Museums”, the Martine Luther King Jr. Memorial in Atlanta Georgia; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; UCLA Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins University. She is in the private collections of Presidents’ Jimmy Carter, Corazon Acquino, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan, and George Bush Sr, as well as Sir Richard Attenborough, and the late Mother Teresa.
Her celebrity portraits include, John Lennon, Sylvester Stallone, Sir Roger Moore, and many more.
Her sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi was used as a peace prize for many years by the Gandhi Memorial Foundation. Her monument to him is in the Utsi Gushi Ga Hara Museum in Japan.
Martine Started her first Sculpture school Venice Sculpture Studio in 1976. In 1986 to become Sculpture Director of the New York Academy of Art. In 1993 she left New York for France where she teaches Master classes every summer.