Born in 1947 in Winston-Salem and now living in Casar, North Carolina, Bob Trotman has a B.A. in philosophy from Washington and Lee University (1969). He began his artistic career as a furniture maker and then gradually moved away from crafting functional objects to creating sculpture with a human presence. He has studied with several renowned sculptors and woodworkers, including Jon Brooks and Sam Maloof at the Penland School of Crafts; with James Surls and Robert Morris at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida; and with Francisco Rivera at the Sculpture Center in New York. He has been awarded Visual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1984, 1988) and the North Carolina Arts Council (1984, 1995, 2000). He has exhibited his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions. For more information, visit the artist’s website.
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