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"Robert Roark: Master of Light and Realism"
2001-11-17 until 2002-01-20
Cape Museum of Fine Arts
USA United States of America
With his luminescent paintings often eliciting references to Vermeer, Robert Roark is considered a master of reflected light, whose landscapes, portraits and still lifes invite tactile exploration.
A Mississippi native, Roark received his formal training at the Art Students League in New York City, the National Academy of Design, and the Cape Cod School of Art, where he studied with such noted artists as William Draper, Daniel Green, and Henry Hensche. Roark has won numerous awards, including first-place honors from both the National Arts Club and Salmagundi Club. Also, he holds the unique distinction of winning five national awards in one year. He paints with oils on both miniature and large canvases.
oil on panel,
16.5 X 20.5