Robert Anderson, American
Robert Anderson has been painting and printmaking since receiving his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute in 1972. He has been involved with digital image making since 1986, using the computer as a graphical composition tool for planning complicated figurative paintings.
Portraiture has been a dominant category of American painting from Colonial times until the mid-Nineteenth Century. They consisted chiefly of bust or full-length reproductions of people frozen in rigid similar poses. Surveying the contemporary portraiture of Robert Anderson, we see enormous changes, not only in art techniques, but also in national social attitudes and sexual mores since the country's founding 200 years ago.
Anderson's work has, in contrast to his refined photo-realist technique, a definite, causal blu'e-jeaned feeling of the 60's and 70's.
This lithographic print was produced in a limited edition of 250 prints plus an unknown edition of artist proofs. It is signed and numbered by the artist.
A lithography printing press gives this fine art print its vivid and sharp appearance. The standardized printing plates and proofing process guarantee that each print displays colors precisely as the artist or publisher intended.
This print is a rare and collectable work of art. As such, it may show minor signs of handling, aging, or original printing defects. It is guaranteed to be in very good condition or better.