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Robert Kushner

Robert Kushner, who emerged in the early 1970s as a performance artist, is well known for his richly textured and opulent paintings of flowers, which have been his main concentration since the late 1980s. The artist says, Gold leaf made its way into my paintings, and my subject matter began to shift from figures to flowers and plant forms...Japanese influences slumbered and meshed with other sources for a few years. However, as a counterbalance, Matisse, Bonnard, Klimpt, O'Keefe and Demuth remained (and still remain) important sources for me.

Kushner has exhibited extensively, and his work can be found in the collections of many prestigious institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Tate Gallery in London and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

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 Paintings

       

Homecoming 2014
Oil, Acrylic and Gold
Leaf on Canvas
72 x 36 inches 
  O Aloe, O Maillol 2014 
Oil, Acrylic, Gold
Leaf on Canvas
72 x 36 inches
         

Eight Pink Tulips 2006
Oil, Acrylic, Gold
& Silver Leaf, Mica
on Canvas
36 x 72 inches
 
Morning Glories II 2007
Oil, Acrylic, Gold
Leaf on Canvas
36 x 72 inches
         

Pansies and Forget-Me-Nots 2012
Oil, Acrylic, Gold
Leaf on Canvas
48 x 48 inches 
 

Sungarden II 2015
Oil, Acrylic and Gold
Leaf on Canvas
30 x 60 inches 
         
         

 Works on Paper

       
O Camellia Cousin of Tea,
Ancient Stories I  
2014
Oil, Acrylic, Gold Leaf and
Collage on Paper
19 x 27 1/2 inches 
  O Camellia Cousin of Tea, 
Ancient Stories II  
2014
Oil, Acrylic, Gold Leaf and 
Collage on Paper
19 x 27 1/2 inches 
         
Untitled  2008
Acrylic, Silver Leaf on Paper
12 1/4 x 9 inches  
  Untitled  2008
Ink, Acrylic, Gold Leaf on Paper
12 1/2 x 9 inches  
         

White Camellia I
2009
Oil, Acrylic, Gold
Leaf, Metalic
Pigment on Paper
14 x 14 inches
  White Camellia VI
2009
Oil, Acrylic, Gold
Leaf, Metalic
Pigment on Paper
14 x 14 inches
         

White Camellia VIII
2009
Oil, Acrylic, Gold
Leaf, Metalic Pigment
on Paper
14 x 14 inches
  White Camellia VII
2009
Oil, Acrylic, Gold
Leaf, Metalic Pigment
on Paper
14 x 14 inches