|“Oscar” © Mario Andres Robinson|
Name: Mario Andres Robinson
Bio: Mario Andres Robinson was born in Altus, Oklahoma, where he resided with his family before relocating to New Jersey at the age of twelve. Robinson was encouraged to develop his innate talent for the expression of visual art by a fifth grade teacher, and thereupon began building what would soon become a prodigious body of work. Robinson went on to study at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
From the beginning of his career, Mario Andres Robinson's muse was the work of the great masters: Degas, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Robinson studied their techniques, deconstructed their works. He continued to subject the work of various contemporary American artists to the same painstaking analysis. Beginning in 1994, Robinson's work began extensively to incorporate rural subjects primarily located in the state of Alabama.
Mario Andres Robinson is an Exhibiting Artist Member (EAM) of The National Arts Club, an Artist Member of The Salmagundi Club and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. He has exhibited his work extensively throughout the United States, including the Arkansas Art Center, the Butler Institute of American Art, Ann Long Fine Art, Charlestown, S.C., and Morton Fine Art, Washington DC. His work has been featured several times in The Artist's Magazine, the Pastel Journal, Watercolor Magic, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur and on the cover of American Artist magazine. In the February, 2006 issue of The Artist's Magazine, Mario was selected as one of the top 20 realist artists under the age of 40.
Medium: Pastel; oil; watercolour
Subjects: Portraits, Figurative.
Style: The work of Mario Andres Robinson fits squarely within the tradition of American painting, bearing a close affinity to the work of realist masters Andrew Wyeth and Thomas Eakins.
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Publications: Mario Andres Robinson: Portraits in the American Tradition features the artist's powerful portraits executed in pastel, watercolor and graphite over a span of 15 years. The introduction is written by Dr. Fred Ross, CEO of the Art Renewal Center. Robinson is regarded as a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.
Gallery: Oils; Pastels; Watercolours; Drawings.
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