Robert C Hitchcock has created over 150 portrait busts during his career. Some are on public display, many are in private collections and family homes. The reasons behind commissioning a portrait bust vary; often it is recognition and commemoration of someone of importance who has made a contribution to society. Sometimes however, reasons are deeply personal. ” I have had the honour during my 50 years of meeting some incredible people, and capturing their presence and personality in bronze. Often I will create a bust for my own curiosity, pleasure and continued learning”. He has a deep interest in West Australian history, and a visit to his studio will reveal portraits of historical figures, for which there was no commission, but the sculptor felt compelled to create them.
It is impossible to share those private commissions, but some of the public commissions are listed here.