(Born in 1962)
Working from his Melbourne studio for well over a decade, William Eicholtz is known for his unique contemporary figurative sculptures. While using largely traditional techniques he uses a wide variety of materials and always produces challenging artworks. He was awarded the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award in 2005.
He has completed many public commissions across Australia. Most notably, ‘Lady of Justice’ on the front of the County Court, Melbourne, and several life size cast sculptures of Australian servicemen at the Australian Korean War Memorial, Canberra.
His latest work continue his figurative tradition, but embrace the scale and unique qualities of glazed earthenware ceramic sculptural forms. His interest in baroque elaboration have never had clearer form.
He has had numerous solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions, prizes and competitions across Australia.
He has works in many public and private collections including Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Parks Victoria- Werribee, Victoria University, Leslie Lohman Collection NYC.