Bronze Portrait Heads & Busts

(see below)


By  H. Reed Armstrong



Award winning sculptor, Hamilton Reed Armstrong,  was born in Greenwich, CT, and studied art as a child with Hungarian sculptor Carl Iluva, and in the 1950’s with Walker Hancock and others at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where he received the coveted William Emlen Cresson traveling scholarship in 1960. He later apprenticed with American sculptor Fredrick Shrady. Mr. Armstrong's work is reproduced in the UNESCO Encyclopedia of World History (Edicion Planeta 1977, Vol. II). His portrait busts and other sculptures are displayed in museums, public places, and private homes both here in the U.S.A. and abroad.


Mr. Armstrong is listed in the “Marquis Who’s Who in America” and is a Grand Officer in the Chivalric Order of Skenderbeg.


He now lives with his wife, painter Roxolana Luczakowsky Armstrong, in Front Royal, VA, where he continues his professional work as a sculptor and lecturer.


To discuss the possibility of commissioning a portrait head or bust, contact:


(540) 631 0023


… For those who have distinguished themselves on the world stage or in the world of commerce and industry, as well as for all those who simply wish to remember someone, or be remembered in a very special way.



          H.H John Paul II

          John Paul II Cultural Center


           Washington, DC

Truman – Reagan Freedom Award

Victims of Communism Foundation


Washington, DC


H.M. Juan Carlos I

Zarzuela Palace


Madrid, Spain




H. E. Dag Hammarskjöld

1st Sec. General of the United Nations


Kitwe, Zambia



Mother Teresa

Hon. John Lodge

Former U.S. Ambassador to Spain & Switzerland

William J. Baroody

Founder American Enterprise Institute


Washington, DC


Elena Gomez Bacardi


Owner –Director Bacardi Cia.


Juan Abelló Pascual

Founder Abelló Pharmaceuticals


Madrid, Spain




           Chica Benthem

        Director Hotel Monte Sancha


           Malaga, Spain




José M. Hernandez

C.E.O. Reder Enterprises


Madrid, Spain

José Banus

Founder, C.E.O, José Banus S.A.


Madrid, Spain






    Roxolana Luczakowsky

Dr. Jude P. Dougherty

Lin Fie


Alfred Gross

Remi Fernandez

Diego Martin


Children’s Portrait Heads

















In general, standard, life size in the round portrait heads (including neck) of an adult start at $8,000 Full size portrait busts including shoulders and some upper body usually run from $15,000 -  $20,000. In the round heads of children start at $6,500 and relief portraits of children start at $3,500  These prices include “lost wax” foundry bronze casting, patination, and an appropriate marble base.  Prices may vary according to size and complexity. Full size monuments are also available on commission. Please consult for individual pricing

For further information please contact:

Time considerations:

If you are in the Washington, DC. Area, it is preferable that I meet with you for an initial consultation and photo session. This should take approximately one or two hours. If I must travel to a distant location, this would entail an additional expense.  Approximately 5 live sittings are desirable for best results. If you (or the subject) are not available, you may submit quality photos (see below).  The more detailed and the more different angles, the better.  Once begun, the total time involved in creating a portrait head or bust is approximately 8 to 10 weeks for completion of the clay model, and 2 to 3 additional months for bronze casting and delivery.


Having the client available for live sittings is always the preferred method for creating a portrait; however, as this is not always practical or possible (especially when dealing with deceased family members, benefactors or founders, etc.) a decent likeness can be achieved from quality photographs. If you are submitting photos, the best results can be achieved if the following guidelines are kept in mind:

·         Take the photos against a solid background (preferably white).

·         Use a tripod to eliminate jiggles and blurry images.

·         If possible stand back about 15 or 20 feet and use the camera's zoom capabilities to come in close. This eliminates proportional distortion that occurs at close range.

·         High resolution digital photos are preferred as they can be sent via e-mail, or copied to a CD and send via First Class, or Priority Mail. If the subject to be portrayed is no loner living, old portrait photos and even news clips can be used.

·         If possible, take a series photos in 1/4 incremental turns all around the head, one angled down on, and one angled up at the subject - 10 photos minimum.




Historical Figures and Monuments





General Robert E. Lee



Homage to Grandparents

Sir Thomas More – Statesman, Martyr


Ibn Al Beiter – 12th c. Arabic Botanist


Homage to Flamenco


Homage to the Art of Medicine

Solomon Ibn Gabirol – Hebrew poet, Philosopher


Water Nymph



Monument to Cooperation

Keeper of the Hearth