Robert Stack
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Robert Stack Biography 

  Robert Rogers Stack grew up in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania in the Brandywine Valley, an area where he still resides. He was inspired and encouraged to develop his talents by the people who made up that thriving arts community including Tom Bostelle (1921-2005) and Rea Redifer (1933-2008). Roberts father and grandfather, accomplished engineers, cultivated a keen appreciation of proportion, optics, and mechanics. Robert earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Tyler School of Art in 1985 where he studied with the painters, Roger William Anliker (1924- ) and Charles Schmidt (1939-). The paintings of Edward Hopper, George Bellows, Maxfield Parrish, Rockwell Kent, and the Wyeths, inspire his composition, perspective, and lighting. His media include watercolor, gouache , egg tempera and oil. 

  His painting transforms object, animal, and architecture into the realm of the figural-horses, houses, and landscapes simultaneously convey monumentality and fragility. His interest in astronomy, sailing, and American history afford a range of subject matter. His works cover a geographic range from the Outer Banks to the rocky coast of Maine.  

  Robert is well known for his equestrian artwork. In 1995, his gouache painting of sidesaddle titled Line Up won the Ruth E. Robins Award for watercolor at the American Academy of Equine Art. His paintings have appeared in exhibitions such as the Horse in Fine Art at the Wildlife Experience Museum in Parker, Colorado as well as on the official posters for the Ludwigs Corner Horse Show,  Dressage at Devon, and the Devon Horse Show,  the nations largest outdoor horse show.  

  Stack’s extensive background in optics, electronics, and digital technology has led him to the fields of photography, video production, and the developing field of digital printmaking.

All drawings, watercolor, gouache, graphics, and other artwork on this website are copyright © Robert Stack