Dr. Gabriele Magnani

Art Critic - Curator - Journalist - Writer

Robert Cook

Robert Cook, a native of Boston, has been doing sculptures for 50 years at his Via Margutta studio, in a quiet courtyard near Rome's Spanish Steps.
He has always shown regularly in America and in 1962 built a studio in Canale-Monterano to execute larger commissions for the Near East, Europe and Australia, but the largest number of commissions came from cities in the United States.
He and his wife, the writer Joan Marble Cook, divide their time between Rome and Canale and their flat in London.
They also travel extensively in Africa, India and the Far East, from whence he gleans much of his subject matter.
This is the latest of four volumes on his work done by the Jasillo Press in Rome. The first was "Family Album in Bronze" 1976, a series of over 100 figures of his two children from the time of their birth until they were 20 years old. These can be seen at his former school, Milton Academy, in Milton Mass. where they are on permanent exhibition.
The second was "Twelve Commissions" 1978 showing larger works in Canberra, Australia; Boston, Mass; Racine, Wisconsin; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Miami, Florida; lohnson City, Tenn; Philadelplhia and Radnor Pa; and New York City.
The third volume was "In Motion" 1980 showing compositions of birds, animals andhumans in motion.

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Angel - 2008

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Camel Caravan.

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dervish

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Five Senses - 2004.

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Graces.

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Juggler - 2008

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Dancer mobile

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Passions - 2006

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On Up - 2007

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Rose Window - 2006

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Screen - 2000

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Virasat Curved - 2006