Hugo Robus (1885-1964)

"I [am] interested not in what the eye records but in what our sensitivities feel." 

Hugo Robus was primarily a sculptor during his life, focusing on the human form in most of his pieces. Originally a painter, Robus shifted his interest to sculpting, which he would work on at his home on South Mountain Road. Robus passed on his knowledge of art while teaching in New York City at the Modern Art School. His pieces are at home in museums such as the MoMA, the Met, and the Whitney. Robus' sculptures allow the viewer to feel the movement of the subject, despite being displayed as a still piece. 

Hugo Robus, First Born. Bronze. New City Library.
Mark Waller, “Hugo Robus,” in Painters and Paintings of Rockland County: The Hopper Years, 33. Gallery Moderne, 2014.
“Sculptor Hugo Robus Of New City Is Dead,” The Journal News, January 15, 1964, accessed on July 14, 2016,