Bob Barthelmes

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(914) 739-7127



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Robert received his art education at the New York Phoenix School of Design, graduating in 1960. The school has since been incorporated into Pratt Institute. He then served with the U. S. Army’s 10 th Special Forces Group in Europe from 1961 to 1964.

This was followed by five years as a graphic designer with Newhouse Newspapers and Vogue Butterick Fashion Marketing. In 1970 he began a 31-year career with The Conde Nast Publications with positions as Art Director at House & Garden, Creative Director at Vanity Fair and Corporate Creative Director, Conde Nast Publications. He works in several themes. His Finktown Series, which depicts scenes of growing up in a colorful Peekskill neighborhood, is ongoing and has become a kind of documentary of a period in American history. Another theme is Metamorphosis, a surrealistic juxtaposition of slick
commercialism and the natural world. Plein Air painting is inherent to watercolor and it has taken Robert to locations from the Hudson Highlands to Europe, Alaska and Labrador.