Robert J. Brawley

Painting, Visual Artist

1937 – 2006

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Who was Robert J. Brawley?

Robert Julius Brawley was an American painter, known for his rich still life and figure works.

Brawley gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1963 and a Master of Fine Arts in 1965 from the San Francisco Art Institute. As a student, he was an abstract expressionist painter, but after happening upon the work of Flemish realists, while studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, in Florence, Italy, and departing for Northern Europe to view more Netherlandish work, he turned toward representational painting, primarily still lifes and figure work. Many of his still lifes are symbolic and, although often described as a realist or hyperrealist, in a 1988 interview he remarked, "I don't think I'm a realist....I'm an illusionist."

His works are on display in the National Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, and other venues. His work has been mentioned in many books and magazine articles.

He was a professor, and chairman of the art department at the University of Kansas.

Brawley died in 2006 after a six-month battle with cancer.

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Born
1937
Also known as
  • Robert Brawley
  • Robert J Brawley
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • San Francisco Art Institute
Died
Apr 14, 2006

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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