Robert Cook was born in Boston and received his early education in Massachusetts. After graduating from Milton Academy he studied sculpture in Boston with George Demetrios.
He served in World War II in the US Corps of Engineers as a map and model maker. After the war he moved to Rome with a Fulbright grant and has spent the last 50 years living there. He spends most of his time in his house north of Rome. His two children, Jenny and Henry were the models during their childhood for his "Family Album", a collection of statues now on permanent exhibition at the Mobile Museum of Art.
Cook's passion for motion can be observed in two recurring sculptural themes: animals and human bodies in motion.
His works include a huge bronze statue of an early American dinosaur on New York's Park Avenue at 51st Street; a large fountain in bronze of the god Thespis adorning the cultural center in the capitol city of Canberra, Australia; a study of a horserace and a giant camel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Sourced mainly from the artist's own website.