Richard X Zawitz, sculptor, inventor and Thaumaturgist, was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, a place long known for its steel industry and Andy Warhol. Zawitz’s early sculptural inclinations were deeply anchored in these in two inspirational elements.
Zawitz attained a degree in Fine Arts sculpture, with additional majors in Asian Philosophy and Asian Art History from the University of Hawaii 1972.
Zawitz’s work in sculpture has been devoted to manifesting essences and energies of Chinese Taoism, Zen, and other metaphysical and alchemical traditions.
Zawitz had the good fortune of being born at the right time, enabling him to embrace the free spirit of the 60s, while still an art student under the tutelage of Prithwish Neogy, Master Thinker and Chairman of the Art department at the University of Hawaii. There, Zawitz ‘unlearnt’ arts’ Western biases, and it was also from that point onwards that the artist and experimentalist ultimately chose sculpture to be the medium for his creative expression.