Thomas Aitken

Thomas Aitken grew up near Detroit, worked in show car prototypes, then did his BFA. In the 80s his Colorado studio did museum replicas and his sculpture. The 1990s saw him back in Michigan managing 3D design while sculpting art privately. 1998 was a European assignment where he lectured at design schools, worked in several countries, and studied the masters. He brought new perspective on America home. His theme: “The Impact of the Auto on Human Society” is his passion. The hidden works from 2 decades are now castings, portraits of classics, and figurative pieces. For more, see</.p>

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