Bob Barthelmes

Showing At:
Opening Their Studio

Location:
901 South Street

Medium:
Painting

Phone:
(914) 739-7127

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A lifelong watercolor painter, Robert also had a long career with the magazines of Conde Nast as a creative director.

Robert works in several themes. His Finktown series which depicts growing up in a colorful Peekskill neighborhood has become a kind of documentary of an
American blue-color neighborhood in the middle of the 20th century. The collection was published as a book in 2018.

Another theme is called Wabi Sabi which is a surrealistic juxtaposition of slick commercialism and the natural world.

Plein Air landscape painting began in Robert’s childhood and it has taken him to locations from the Hudson Valley to Europe, Alaska and Labrador.