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Robin
Buick
ARC Living Master™
Irish sculptor
born 1940

Nationality:
Irish

Student at:
The New York Academy, Trinity College, Dublin


Biographical Information

Born Ballymena Co. Antrim, N. Ireland, 1940, Hons BA (Econ.) degree at Trinity College Dublin (1967). He developed a serious interest in sculpture in the early 70s, but had no formal art college education, instead he got instruction from sculptors who were doing figurative work such as David Wynne in London and Milton Hebal in Rome. He took up sculpture as a full time vocation in 1984, and on Milton Hebal's advice undertook a copy from the antique, The Wrestlers, which the National Gallery of Ireland kindly gave him facilities to study; it took him nine months. He undertook other modelling from life projects and in 1988 got a tuition scholarship at The New York Academy, where he studied for a year.

Over twenty five years his interest has shifted from the impressionistic figure to the classical one. He could be characterised as belonging to the Classical Realist movement which is mostly located in the USA. Classical sculpture requires a virtuoso technique which he is still working towards and which it is his personal ambition to master. In 1994 he started the Bacchanal fountain which took four years. His latest project is The Kiss, which he worked on for two years and has just finished.

Art Renewal Center Articles about Robin Buick

Robin Buick: A Critique

   Artist Portraits

The Kiss

2001
Bronze
Public collection

Added: 2001-11-27

Height: 50 inches
Base: 20 x 20 inches
Edition of nine (three quarters life scale).

The Kiss
Bacchante (1)

1998
Bronze
Public collection

Added: 2001-11-27

Height: 26 inches
Base: 28 x 22 inches
Edition of 9.

Bacchante (1)
Group of Three

1997
Bronze
Public collection

Added: 2001-11-27

Height: 25 inches
Base: 90 x 40 inches
Edition of 9.

Group of Three
Flute Player

1993
Bronze
Public collection

Added: 2001-11-27

Height: 28 inches, with limestone stand 5 feet
Edition of 9 (2 available).

Flute Player
Bacchanal Circle

1999
Bronze
Public collection

Added: 2001-11-27

Height: 32 inches
Diameter: 9 feet (80 cms x 300 cms diameter)
The figures are in half life size scale
Edition of 9.

Bacchanal Circle
Hera Queen of the Olympians

Bronze
Public collection

Added: 2001-11-27

30 x 36 x 14 cms

Hera Queen of the Olympians
Michael (dancer)

Bronze
Public collection

Added: 2001-11-27

77 x 60 x 35 cms

Michael (dancer)
Bacchante Circle Lovers

Bronze
Public collection

Added: 2001-11-27

56 x 75 x 188 cms

Bacchante Circle Lovers
Bacchante 2, arms up

Bronze
Public collection

Added: 2001-11-27

56 x 75 x 188 cms

Bacchante 2, arms up
Niamh

Bronze
Public collection

Added: 2001-11-27

95 x 66 x 55 cms

Niamh