Monday, May 3, 2010

Robert Jessel

Name: Robert Jessel
NOTE: As of January 2012 this website seems to be off-line. I have no contact details for Robert Jessel and I am reluctant to lose sight of such a fine artist. Can anyone help me trace him?
Bio: Boca Raton artist Robert Jessel modestly excludes any personal or biographical informaton from his website. At various times in his career, Jessel has wielded two types of paintbrushes - the kind used to create his works of art, including a period as an artist-illustrator - and the other kind used on the side of a house. Jessel, who has lived in South Florida for twelve years creates realistic scenes in a style reminiscent of the old masters. Pastel Journal readers will remember his complex and enigmatic Bible-inspired Master Builder that won First Place in the Pastel 100 Animal and Wildlife Category in 2007. Jessel has won awards from the Boca Raton Museum of Art, where he is a professional member of the Boca Raton Museum Artist Guild, and the San Diego Museum of Art and Rochester Memorial Art Gallery in New York.
"Any piece of artwork, if it can evoke an emotion, as well as be technically correct, gives you a sense of gratification that validates your work. That is the impetus that keeps me going," he says.
Medium: Pastel, oil, acrylic.
Subjects: Figurative. In more than one sense of the word..
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Menu available at all times.
Gallery: Portraits; Genre (oils); Orchid Series; Pets; Reflective.
Image View: Each gallery consists of a page of thumbnails (with information) that may be enlarged on new page (use PC’s back button to return to gallery). Enlargements may be downloaded. I wanted to use an orchid painting, as I used to grow them at one stage, but I chose Healthfood (30x38 ins) 88x568, 68 KB as closer in concept to his Pastel 100 prize-winner. It received an honorable mention in the 9th Pastel 100, 2008.
Demo: No.
Blog/EBay/Flickr: No.

1 comment:

  1. I know Robert I was his HS girlfriend- I have one of his early paintings from 1965- an apple with a bite taken from it- looks like oil work.