Robert Norman Saunders
Professional Sculptor

Robert Saunders is an American Sculptor who was born in Fairbury Illinois and raised in the Chicago area. When he was 10 years while walking in a field behind his house, he found several old pure clay deposits. Inspired to use it for something, Saunders made upwards of 30 clay pots, and dried them in the sun. Working with all this clay as a young boy inspired him to consider sculpture art as an adult.

When exposed to clay again in grade school, Saunders took to his art projects with much enthusiasm. To the teachers surprise, his clay dolphin sculpture showed great potential as fine art; her praise made a strong impression on him.

Later, Saunders attended Purdue University where he received a B.S. in Biochemistry and a Ph.D in Pharmacology. He continued his artistic pursuits in college. and produced several impressive works. One of which was his interpretation of a bust of Michelangelo which is still part of his estate to this day.

Saunders, then spent 27 years in Pharmaceutical Research, and pick up valuable skills that have molded his unique brand. "In all of my years of research, I learned the value of original thinking." related Saunders. "Novelty and originality have been the predominate trademark of my sculpture work." After retirement he took sculpture classes Barbara Bailey's Studios and the Artistic Hand both of which are located in Oviedo, Florida. He sold several of his sculptures in the Taste of Oviedo and the Gallery of the Artistic Hand. He looks forward to expanding his artistic directions into Bas Relief sculptures.
Yawning Cat After a Nap

Sierra Lady

Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Angler Fish 2

Red Poison Dart Frog

Panther Chameleon 1

Don<(1)>t Cross Me

Madagascar Lizard on Lava Rock at Dinner

Magnolia Lizard

A Terribilis Frog Sitting on a Water Lilly

Red Eye Tree Frog

South West Desert Toad

Blue Poison Dart Frog

Tiger-leg Frog on a leaf

Pink Panther Chameleon on Branch

Yawning Cat After a Nap
Sculpture: Ceramics

Ceramic Sculpture of a Yawning Cat

This is an original work.
Height 19" x Width 16" x Depth 11"
Year Produced: 2006
Inventory ID RS_0016
Status: All Galleries


My cat was the inspiration for this sculpture. He stretches and yawns as he awakes from a refreshing mid day's nap.

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