Robert Meredith

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Robert Meredith

United States

BIOGRAPHY, ROBERT MEREDITH, 211 WEST POINT DRIVE, SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA

Beginning with his first summer job at the age of sixteen designing tombstones and stonework in the design department of McNeel Monument Company in Marietta, Georgia, Robert Meredith has worked continually as a professional artist. He received his BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia in 1964.  Lamar Dodd was his major professor.

Robert and his wife Brenda have four grown children. Their daughter Scarlett is a portrait painter specializing in children’s portraits and her older brother Robby is a designer of business spaces and workplace environments.  Their middle son Boyce is an industrial environmental specialist, sport fisherman and adventurer. Their youngest son, Dr. Brandon Meredith, is an algebraic mathematician.

Beginning with his first solo exhibition in 1965 at the Fine Arts Gallery on West Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia, Robert Meredith has had 50 solo exhibitions spanning the past half century. His first museum exhibition and the sale of 10 paintings at the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee in 1967 firmly established him as a “working “ artist and led to two further exhibitions at the Parthenon

In 1979 Robert Meredith began a two-year quest to paint a Biblical and historically accurate painting of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This large six foot by twelve foot triptych was completed Easter week of 1981. The painting has been exhibited in churches and museums where Mr. Meredith is often asked to speak about the crucifixion and his painting.

In 1991 the historic St. Botolph’s Club of Boston, the famous art association of the Boston painters where John S. Sargent and Claude Monet were introduced to the United States, honored Mr. Meredith with a dinner and exhibition of 30 of his paintings.   

Robert Meredith has paintings in the collections of the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Fine Arts League, Dekalb University in Decatur, Georgia, The Marietta Museum of Art and the Southern Polytechnic University in Marietta, Ga, and Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

He is a former member of the Grand Central Gallery and the Salmagundi Club in New York City. His work has been sold by the Alexander Gallery, Berry-Hill Gallery and Gallery Henoch, all of New York City.

He has often participated in group shows and competitions including the prestigious National Academy of Design Biennale in New York City.

His collectors include actors Vincent Price and Steve Martin, the number one collector of American art Richard Manoogian, the first man to pay one million dollars for a piece of furniture Eddy Nicholson, Peter Bonaparth, President, Jones of New York, and Home Depot founder and his wife, Arthur and Stephanie Blank of Atlanta. His work is represented in many corporate collections including Tyco Toys, Masco, Jones New York, Wellington Management and many private collections.

 

 

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