Born in Bronx, NY, and raised on Long Island, Robert started his painting career at 5 years of age. He graduated the Pratt Phoenix School of Design in New York City.
He went on to study Fine Art, Portraits  and Illustration for three years at the Art Student League in Manhattan.
  Robert perfected his technique in Plein Air by painting scenes out and around New York City.
  He has earned awards for Artist Choice at the Escalanted Art Festival, Award of Excellence at the Nevada Water color society and first place at the Primevera for his oil painting. Robert has produced several one man art shows.
  A member of the Audobon artists in NYC, he paints Western landscapes and is one of the few artists doing portraits with live subjects.