William (Bill) Crozier — Sculptor
William Crozier is a figurative sculptor who has lived and worked in New York for more than 50 years.
He works in clay, which is cast in bonded iron and then in bronze. His modeling technique is based on extensive, direct study of the live model. Starting with a flexible aluminum armature, he builds his sculpture from the inside out, capturing the streams of energy and vitality within a person. Imbued with grace and movement, Crozier's pieces offer a searching exploration of the physical, psychological and sexual tensions eternally at play in the individual.
William Crozier is the recipient of grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Adolph and Esther Gottleib Foundation, the New York State Council for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently working on two large-scale figurative pieces exploring emotional expression through movement.
For many years William Crozier was represented by Richard Bellamy and Xavier Fourcade. He has had one-person shows at Xavier Fourcade, Inc, New York, Richard Hines Gallery, Seattle and Jason McCoy Gallery, New York. Crozier's work was included in the 1983 Whitney Biennial Exhibition and is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collector Robert Scull purchased one cast of each of his new pieces from 1970 to 1983.
Crozier's public commissions include a monumental-scale sculpture of Senator Jacob Javits for the Jacob Javits Convention Center, The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Kissena Park, Queens, New York and a portrait bust of David Rockefeller for Rockefeller University.