As a teen in northern California, Bob Clyatt’s interest in documentary and figurative photography moved him to create fine art prints in the darkroom he built. Several of these works were juried into Photographic Society of America exhibitions and Bob was subsequently taken on as a rare private pupil for 3 years under noted Western photographer Challis Gore. During the following years, Bob focused on philosophy, family and growing businesses, founding HorizonLive and i/o 360, a prominent New York City digital design firm which employed 30 designers and was sold to a public company in 1998. Bob returned to creating art shortly thereafter with an intensive study of sculpture under several teachers in the figurative tradition, including Michael Keropian, Anthony Antonios, Sarah Coble, Barney Hodes and Richard MacDonald. Bob’s formal sculpture education centered on his years of studio and coursework at the Art Student’s League of New York and healso has degrees from U.C. Berkeley and MIT.