Robert Steiner

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Robert Steiner

United States

Robert Steiner has had a highly distinguished career in a number of painting genres, including Landscape, Wildlife, Photorealism and Conceptual Realism.  Mr. Steiner is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Mr. Steiner has taught at the University of California, City College of San Francisco and a number of other colleges. He has received the Childe Hassam purchase award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  He has been awarded two commendations from the Governor and State Senate of California.   


 He has won two Federal Duck Stamp art competitions and eighty-two state duck stamp art contests – the most of any artist.  He has also won numerous other purchase prizes and awards.  His work has raised very substantial funds for environmental conservation around the United States.


His work has been profiled in many newspapers, magazines and books including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. Art, Wildlife Art, Midwest Art and he has appeared on local and national television.


His works are in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, Duke University Art Museum, the Peabody Museum, the California State Museum and a number of other public collections.  Additionally, his artwork is in thousands of private collections.


In his paintings and drawings, he communicates his sense of wonder and appreciation for the unspeakable beauty of the natural world.  He has always marveled at the minute detail of the universe as well as its vast expanses. 


In his Conceptual Realist pieces, he focuses on the nature of the self as well as the relationship of human beings to each other and to the world.  Artworks such as “Photorealist Signature Piece # 6” and “Culmination II – a History Painting” also explore the history of Western art and culture.

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