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Robert Santore

Santoré attended Parson’s School of Design in New York City and went on to study at the The Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, where he honed his skills as a painter.

He began exhibiting his work in the 1980s and quickly gained recognition for his unique style and bold use of color.

Throughout his career, Santoré’s work evolved and changed, reflecting his ongoing exploration of new techniques and styles. He experimented with different mediums, including oil paint, encaustic, acrylics, and watercolors, and his subjects ranged from the human figure to urban landscapes and still life.

He frequently employed a technique called “alla prima,” which involves applying wet paint to wet paint in order to create a sense of immediacy and energy in the final work.

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Despite his success as an artist, Santoré is known for his humility and dedication to his craft. He once said, “I want my paintings to stand alone, to speak for themselves. I am only the conduit.” He believed that art was a universal language that could communicate across cultures and languages.

In addition to painting, Santoré was also a prolific printmaker, creating etchings, lithographs, and other prints continuing to today. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums across the United States and around the world, and is held in many private and public collections.

Santoré primarily works in his Soho studio focusing on his vibrant and expressive art. His work continues to inspire and captivate viewers as a talented and innovative artist who pushes the boundaries of contemporary painting. His works continue to inspire and move viewers with their raw emotional power and dynamic visual language. His contributions to the art world will be remembered for years to come, and he remains a beloved figure among artists and art enthusiasts alike.

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