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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

ROBERT CANTOR

ROBERT CANTOR

Artist Work

Living Large
2018
Oil on panel
12" x 12"
The Upside Down House
2011
Oil on Panel
11"x14"
Rocking Horse Girl
2013
Oil on Panel
8"x10"
Three Figures
2016
Oil on panel
12" x 12"
Collection no. 2
2017
Oil on panel
9" x 12"
Daisy in the Doggies' Den
2009
Oil on linen
10" x 16"

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Phone
3016497183
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

A household collection of pencil sharpeners and other fun figures provide the inspiration for the series of paintings on which I'm currently at work. Using traditional realistic technique to paint "portraits" of these playful subjects, I enjoy the opportunity to create beautiful works of art combining serious craftsmanship with amusing irony. I know I've created a successful painting when these odd little artifacts of consumer society stare back with their own unique personalities and inner lives, boldly confronting the viewer with the absurdity of their own existence.