Robert Abele was born in Bronxville, NY in 1969. He has spent his life making images of the New England landscape. Connecticut, New York and Cape Cod are a few of the places close to Robert’s heart. His paintings are done from life, plein air, in the tradition of Corot and Monet. Responding to the changing effects of light and atmosphere, he captures quick nuances and shifts in line and color. Robert studied art in New York at the School of Visual Arts, graduating in 1993 with a B.F.A. in fine art. Marilyn Minter, Juan Gonzalez and James McMullan were a few of the professors that affected Robert’s early development as an artist. Robert’s work has appeared in the New York Times and The Washington Post. Often regarded as a painter’s painter, many of his works have won national awards.
Robert is inspired to paint what he calls a vanishing history of America’s past. This ongoing passion to preserve the gentle New England coast is his muse, and his dialog with this subject matter continues to challenge him.