Huntington Beach, California
--Howard Hitchcock is a Huntington Beach-based artist who taught in the Art
Department at California State
University, Long Beach for 32 years, all
during his career as an artist as well
as teacher. A master in both metals and
canvas, Hitchcock's works often are
satirical in nature, funny or present
commentaries on life.
Focusing primarily on sculptural art, he initially used wood and clay, and discovered in 1964 the ceramic shell mold process for industrial casting. In his book, "Out of the Fiery Furnace: Casting Sculpture in Ceramic Shell Molds", (William Kaufmann, Inc., 1985) Hitchcock documented the process that became his own as he explored its use in the creative process.
Hitchcock used to bronze cast all of his own sculpture on campus where he taught several decades, and he enjoyed seeing students develop their very own styles while he continued to create art, himself.
His stainless steel sculpture "Giving
fir Life" was installed in 1987 in front
of the American Cancer Society office in
Long Beach. Howard has exhibited
throughout the U.S., Mexico and Japan.
He is included in Who's Who in American
Art and was selected as Huntington Beach
"Artist of the Year" in 1989. His
bronzes address visually, often with wit
and ambiguity, the human
condition--relationships and stresses
that most of us experience at some time
in our lives.
Howard Hitchcock was born in 1927 in Ava, Missouri. He resides in Huntington Beach, where he creates many paintings and sculptures today. So prolific is this master, Anderson Gallery generally holds one or two new exhibits of his work annually.
Anderson Art Gallery represents
the Hitchcock sculptures, paintings and
other artwork. Location: 16812
Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA
90742. Open Fridays through Sunday, call
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