Robert is 5th generation Texan having spent his early years in the United Kingdom as an “air force brat”, and his formative years growing up in Southern California beach towns; Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, California. He was accepted into the prestigious UCLA Film School but chose instead to focus on contemporary art and attended Parsons School of Design in New York as well as the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, CA and later attended the University Of California at Irvine.
Robert began creating large scale works of art & editions from his downtown Los Angeles loft before leaving school. His first solo painting exhibition was held at the Jerry Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles, CA in November 1986 and sold out. He has had solo exhibitions sponsored by the City Of Los Angeles, Security Pacific Bank/The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Collection, The Jerry Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles, The Brenden Walter’s Gallery in Santa Monica California and The Portfolio Gallery of Fine Art in Beverly Hills, California and has participated in many group shows & exhibitions both in the United States and internationally.
Robert is in the permanent collections of The Newport Harbor Art Museum, The Laguna Beach Museum of Contemporary Art and the San Jose Museum of Art and is in many private and corporate collections. [read more…]
MONUMENTAL WORD PAINTINGS
Monumental Large Scale Mixed-Media Works | View All
Monoprints & Works on Paper
LARGER WORKS ON PAPER & EDITIONS
These works each reference the large monumental works on canvas and wood panels. The subject matter “The Man Rabbit House“, “The Club Sandwich Series” the “Tavarua Surfing & Kava Ceremonies“, “Jellyfish” from my many travels to the South Pacific. Jazz in the East Village or Harlem, Disco in NYC, Prague and Madrid. The “Genetic Memories Series” (“What Tommy Saw” & “What Charlie Saw” from the stores from my grandfathers, living through the cold war and the deep art history scholarly roots of my family. COVID Nudes created during the worst of the lockdowns in Manhattan Studioall brought together in the large word paintings, converted into editions listed here.
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