To use the "lost-wax process" to create sculpture which will:

  • Capture a split second of the subject by taking the form past its normal physical limitations.
  • Capture the true drama of the moment.
  • Educate the viewer by instilling a sense of history pertaining to the sculpture.

These are the goals of the sculptor, Robert J. Eccleston.

Explore the bronze and stainless steel artwork designed and crafted by Robert J. Eccleston, a full time sculptor since 1998.

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Veterans Memorials

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Portrait Sculpture

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New York State Fallen Firefighters' Memorial

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Liturgical Art

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Wildlife Sculptures

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Bas-Reliefs

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Testimonials

NEW YORK STATE FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL

"I see people sitting on the marble bench, gazing at the struggling faces of the firefighters others walk around and touch the sculp-ture with a kind of reverence". Incredible” and “magnificent" are but two of the words I've heard people use to describe the sculpture. And very often, there are tearful eyes.

I see your work at various times of day and discover new dimensions with changes in the light and sky. The power of the figures, the energy, movement and emotion are awesome, and are reflection of your sensitivity and artistic genius."

~ Joseph Seymour Commissioner NYS OGS

BRAZOS VALLEY VETERANS MEMORIAL

"I want to congratulate the sculptor Robert Eccleston for his magnificent artwork. The work truly captures the essence of our veter-ans: self-sacrifice and dedication to duty."

~ George H.W. Bush

5th MARINE DIVISION MEMORIAL

"Working with Rob Eccleston gets you the “complete package” of artist/sculptor, designer, and coordinator. He removes any anxiety normally associated with complicated major art projects by placing himself between fabricator and client to assure the clients’ needs are realized and the project is finalized and placed."

~ Edward C. Sere, Executive Director

SFC RANDALL SHUGHART MEMORIAL

"Robert Eccleston is an extraordinary artist and sculptor. His dedication to his clients is above reproach and sets a standard of excellence not commonly seen today. Robert Eccleston is indeed a man of honor and character, and without any doubt among the best at what he does."

~ John M. Epley, Manager, West PennsboroTownship

3rd BATTALION 3rd MARINES MEMORIAL

"Rob, I think the work you did for us was exceptional and exceeded our expectations for the amount of money we had to spend."

~ COL. Otto Lehrack Retired

St.AGNES CATHOLIC CHURCH ALTAR

"Rob’s artistic craftsmanship is clearly evident in all of his sculptures. There is a ‘living’ sense about his bronzes."

"The committee found him a pleasure to work with in all aspects of the endeavor. Some artists are proprietary and inflexible. Rob was solicitous of ideas and highly cooperative from the imagination phase to the final product."

"His commitment and attention to detail gave comfort and reassurance to the committee and the whole parish that the new alter and ambo would be completed on time and would be a masterpieces that all would be proud of."

~ Rev. John R. Yonkovig Pastor

About Robert J. Eccleston

Lake Placid, NY


BIOGRAPHY:

Robert Eccleston served as an Infantry CPT. in the U.S. Army. Assigned to the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School, he taught military mountaineering and survival skills to all branches of the U.S. Military as well as members of the British S.A.S, Australian and Canadian Army. During his career in the U.S. Army, CPT. Eccleston traveled to Northern Italy, Ecuador, Australia, and throughout the United States teaching military mountaineering, gaining valuable experience from those he trained. Eccleston studied sculpture in his spare time and decided to pursue a career as a sculptor in 1993. Eccleston continued to study and hone his skills as a sculptor for five years, and in 1998 Eccleston focused his sights on creating public art. It was his profound respect for those with whom he served in the military that lead him to create memorials honoring the men and women who proudly serve their country and communities. For the past 16 years, Eccleston has specialized in creating sculptures for veterans and civic memorials and has worked on projects with budgets exceeding $1 million dollars.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Syracuse University, Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1987.
  • Captain, U.S. Army Infantry, Mountain Warfare School, 1987-1993.
  • Studied under the sculptor Fritz White, Loveland, CO, 1994.
  • Worked for Frank C. Gaylord, Sculptor of the Korean War Memorial, 1997.
  • Owner/Operator Cloudsplitter Studio 1998 - present.
  • 16 years of experience as a team member working with Architects, Engineers, & Landscape Architects.
  • 14 public art sculptures located in eight states.

COMMISSIONS:

  • 3rd Battalion 3rd Marine Memorial, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, VA, 2013
  • St. Agnes Catholic Church Bronze Altar, Lake Placid, NY, 2012-2013
  • SFC Randall Shughart Memorial, West Pennsboro Township, PA, 2011
  • Solon Veterans Memorial, Solon, OH 2010
  • 5th Marine Division Memorial, National Museum of Marine Corps, Triangle, VA, 2009
  • Trumbell County Veterans Memorial, Warren, OH, 2008
  • Art Devlin Memorial, Lake Placid, NY, 2007
  • 10th Mountain Division Memorial, Breckenridge, CO, 2003
  • Brazos Valley Veterans’ Memorial, College Station, TX, 2002
  • Bolton Veterans Memorial, Bolton Landing, NY, 2000
  • New York State WWII Memorial, Albany, NY, 1999
  • New York State Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial, Albany, NY, 1998
  • Thomas Jefferson Monument, Hofstra University, NY, 1998
  • Wild Timber Eagle Fountain, Atlanta GA, 1997