ROBERT LIBERACE

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born and raised in Rockland County, New York, Robert Liberace was introduced to the world of art through an old library copy of Hogarth’s “Dynamic Figure Drawing” and quickly became obsessed with drawing. From there, with his passion for both art and baseball, he received scholarships to attend George Washington University, where he received his BFA and MFA.

Since then Rob’s accolades include being selected as a “Living Master” by the Art Renewal Center, where his painting “5th Circle” received first place in the Imaginative Realism category of their 2016 Salon. He is an honorary member of the American-China Oil Painting Artists League and a visiting instructor at The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. He is a regular instructor and judge at the National Portrait Society’s annual gatherings, where in 2003 he received the Grand Prize Award at their annual International Portrait Competition. A portrait of his wife graced the cover of The Artist’s magazine in April 2007 and other works hang in statehouses, private homes, hospitals and even the National Shrine in Washington DC. His subjects range from Marc Pachter, long-time Director of the National Portrait Gallery to President George H. Bush and Ambassador Sol Linowitz.

Rob teaches at The Art League of Virginia and holds workshops throughout the United States and abroad. He regularly tours students through the great museums of Europe, garnering from his extensive knowledge of the old European masters. Liberace Studio has produced a series of tutorial DVDs in which Rob demonstrates painting, drawing and sculpture techniques focusing on figure, portrait and anatomy.

Rob and his wife, Lina, have two daughters and live in Vienna, Virginia.


ARTIST STATEMENT

The physical energy and dynamic rhythms of Renaissance and Baroque art has been a tremendous influence on my work from the start. I am especially interested in the Renaissance ideal that the human figure is “the measure of all things” and I have dedicated myself to discover its potential in capturing the spiritual and emotional complexity of the human spirit.


ROBERT LIBERACE ON RUBLEV COLOURS

Natural pigment’s astonishing array of products are crafted with a unique blend of scientific precision, deep historical knowledge and artistic inspiration. From copper panels to glass infused mediums to exotic pigments sourced from every corner of the globe, George and Tatiana offer almost anything an artist needs. I especially enjoy using their wide assortment of oil mediums particularly Oleogel. It has a lustrous fluidity which imparts a tremendous vitality to the paint surface and most every painting I do begins with it. Natural Pigment's obsession with perfection is only equaled by their passion to produce the finest materials available to the artist.

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