Robert M Bender
Live Celtic music by Ceol Mor
Robert is a seasoned fine artist. A New Jersey native he was trained at an early age when his talent was recognized. His ability was matured by local talented artists who supported him in his decision, to pursue art as a career. His mother, a gifted pianist, encouraged him to go to PAFA(Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts). He received an Eleanor Gray scholarship and after 4 years a Cresson Traveling Scholarship(one of eight given by the school.)
Since then he has received a number of awards in local shows. He also has had a solo show at the FAN Gallery in Philadelphia. His work is represented in many fine collections throughout the Delaware Valley.
His style combines the composition and techniques of various art schools of thought that have influenced him. The Dutch Masters – painters such as Carot, Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper, and many others. He has evolved a personal style that encompasses the best elements of what he considers as relevant to achieve the mood he is after in his work.