Robert Emmons is a poet, philosopher, and sculptor who has collected art for most of his life.  Emmons has been a corporate CEO, international consultant, university professor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the author of seven books including five books of poetry, the first of which was published in 1973.  He recently published Six Thousand Sunrises, which focuses on the value of an active, involved lifestyle. Emmons presents an interesting prescription for a sensitive engaged life that combines the artistic with the pragmatic.

Emmons has lately explored his own artistic creativity as a sculptor of contemporary bronze pieces while working in the studio of Aris Demetrios. The titles of some of Emmons’ sculptures are: Going Places, Homage to Marini, Matriarch, The Egyptian, Rushing Home, and The Hunter.

Emmons also completed a three month tutorial with Rob Bodem, director of the sculpture program at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Emmons created Impressionist works in bronze titled Hope and Nude while working in Florence.

Emmons explores all aspects of the human form, and his sculptures celebrate its beauty and diversity.

Despite his many careers, Emmons has always found time to support the arts. He served for several years as chairman of the Florence Academy Board, of which he remains a director.  

Emmons was president of the board of trustees of Santa Barbara Museum of Art where he continues to serve on the investment committee. He and Christine funded the Emmons Gallery in the museum. The gallery opened in 1998 and is devoted to the art and artists of California.

The Emmonses have also funded art centers at the Marymount Academy and Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara.

ROBERT EMMONS

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Robert Emmons               Lovers, 2015
Bronze, edition of 6
23 x 5 x 6 inches

Robert Emmons       Rushing Home, 2013
Bronze                                 22 x 2 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches

Robert Emmons                   Tall Woman , 2015
Bronze, edition of 6                     37 1/2 x 6 x 3 inches

Robert Emmons           Egyptian (Light Patina), 2015
Bronze, edition of 8                     19 x 6 x 7 1/2 inches

Robert Emmons                   Cheval , 2015
Bronze, edition of 6                     14 1/2 x 16 x 6 inches

Robert Emmons                   Hunter (Light Patina), 2013
Bronze                                     5 x 5 x 22 1/4 inches

Robert Emmons           Newly Arrived, 2015
Bronze, edition of 8                 71 x 30 x 10 inches

Robert Emmons           The Dancer, 2014
Bronze, edition of 8           19 1/4 x 10 x 6 inches

Robert Emmons           Discord, 2014
Bronze                         22 1/2 x 28 x 16 inches

Robert Emmons           Brief Encounter, 2014
Bronze                           21 x 10 x 18 inches

Robert Emmons       Going Places, 2011   Bronze                           22 x 2 1/2 x 12 inches

Robert Emmons       Going Places II, 2013     Bronze                           71 x 9 x 38 inches

Robert Emmons                     Florence Nude (Light Patina), 2012
Bronze
32 x 6 x 11 inches

Robert Emmons   Florence Nude, 2012
Bronze
32 x 6 x 11 inches

Robert Emmons   Hope, 2012       Bronze                     14 x 9 x 9 inches

Robert Emmons               Winning (The Race), 2011     Bronze                                           19 1/2 x 18 x 27 inches

Robert Emmons         Celebration, 2011
Bronze                             19 x 5 x 10 inches

Robert Emmons                   Hunter, 2013
Bronze                                     5 x 5 x 22 1/4 inches

Robert Emmons           Egyptian, 2013
Bronze                       19 x 6 x 7 1/2 inches

Robert Emmons                   Horse (Homage to Marini) , 2012
Bronze                                       14 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 13 inches

Robert Emmons                   Matriarch, 2013
Bronze                                   25 x 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches