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Artistic, Cultural and Historical Merit
Robert C Hitchcock has a long history of
creating collectable and iconic sculptures for
Government, Commercial, Historical, Public and Private Clients.
Perth and Melbourne
Robert Charles Hitchcock (born 18 August 1944) is a West Australian sculptor. He commenced his career in 1970 and works in a wide variety of subjects and materials.
Hitchcock is one of the leading Australian portrait sculptors working in Australia today. He is known for his life size and over life size bronze sculptures which are located in public and private collections in Australia and overseas.
Hitchcock was born in Perth, Western Australia. He is of Irish and indigenous Australian descent. In his youth he worked as a carpenter and entered formal study in his early twenties at the Department of Art, Perth Tech College, James Street, Western Australia.
Realism and Expressionism
As an art student, studying fine art painting, the practical work was impacted by his impaired vision, which he had had since the age of 11; he was monocular and his seeing eye gave only blurred images. Difficulty mixing colours and recreating perspective were the result. Discovering sculpture was a revelation and he taught himself to work using profile as opposed to three dimensional vision. Shadows and light were more important than colour.
The early sculptures of Hitchcock were exploratory in nature and diverse in technique and style. Subject matter tended towards realism and expressionism of the continuity and movement of form in space and the subjects themselves include natural forms, and realistic modelling of animals and figures in movement.
Hitchcock later moved away from this early realism to a more stylised and abstract search of forms and planes. After graduating in 1969 he worked in plaster factories fibreglass factories and various bronze foundries. The result was a knowledge base of all things sculpture, allowing Hitchcock to undertake all forms of sculpture practice.
Presently he is pursuing an abstract form of the anatomy of humans and animals, reconstructing and defining, distorting the anatomical representation and energy into a more expressive form of sculptural design.
Robert C Hitchcock is an Independent sculptor based in Perth and Melbourne. He offers public and private commissions. Private viewings are available by appointment.
If you are interested in a sculptor commission contact Robert C Hitchcock on Ph: 0414 476 406 or fill out the enquiry form.