About Robert Santore

Robert Santore in the studio, Manhattan 2016

Robert Santore is 5th generation Texan and spent his early years in the UK, and his formative years growing up in Huntington, Newport and Laguna Beach, California. He was accepted into the prestigious UCLA Film School but chose instead to focus on contemporary art and attended Parsons School of Design in New York as well as the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles, CA and University Of California in Irvine.

Robert began creating large scale art from his downtown Los Angeles loft before leaving school. His first solo painting exhibition was held at the Jerry Soloman Gallery in Los Angeles, CA in November 1986 and sold out as well as one man shows sponsored by the City Of Los Angeles, Security Pacific Bank, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Collection and is in many private and corporate collections.

Robert, an avid surfer to this day, also embraced competitive alpine skiing as a teen and was selected by the United States, Jr. National Alpine Ski Team (US Ski Team B Team). He continues to enjoy travel to both the South Pacific and Europe in particular, where he is able to satisfy his love of both sports, new experiences and continued exposure to classical and contemporary art, sculpture and architecture.

After many happy years with his family in the Berkshire Mountains in Western Massachusetts, he returned to Manhattan where he concluded a career as an award winning creative director and user experience strategist and painter. In 2018 Robert returned to Texas to the property held by his family since 1818 and continues painting in earnest in the re-launch of his successful fine art career.

Robert has had the great fortune of meeting many other celebrated artists starting with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat while still a student at Parsons. Others artists he has admired and met are Jim Dine, Ed Ruscha, Ed Moses, Robert Longo, Billy Al Bengston, Larry Bell, Craig Kauffman, Chuck Close, Julian Schnabel, Eric Fischl et al.

Robert is currently working in oils, watercolor and gauche, egg tempura, and producing sculptures in steel and wood. Santore is an extremely versatile artist & craftsman who brings his myriad of experiences and his unique vision of life and beauty to his remarkable works of art.

Robert Santore at Dia:Beacon, 2017 Richard Serra
Robert Santore at Dia:Beacon, 2017 Richard Serra
Robert Santore in the studio, 2016 Manhattan, New York

Shows & Collections

Museum Collections

The Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California

The San Jose Museum Of Art, San Jose, California

The Laguna Beach Museum Of Art, Laguna Beach, California

The City Of Los Angeles Municipal Art Collection, Los Angeles, California

Gallery Shows

“Texas Contemporary Art Fair” The Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston Texas, 2019

“Robert Santore Large Scale Paintings” The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California 1989

“Robert Santore Bull Market” RORK Gallery, Los Angeles, California 1989

“Robert Santore New Paintings & New Works on Paper” The Portfolio, Beverly Hills, California, 1989

“Robert Santore Works On Paper” The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California 1988

“From Main To Santa Fe, Sixteen Artists Leading To The Millennium” The Security Pacific Art Gallery in Association with The Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Los Angeles California, 1988

“Known And Soon To Be Known” The Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, California 1988

“Robert Santore New Work” The Portfolio, Beverly Hills, California, 1988

“Robert Santore” The City Of Los Angeles, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California 1988

“Robert Santore Recent Paintings & Works on Paper” The Portfolio, Beverly Hills, California, 1987

“West Meets East. US Artists in Japan” The Tokyo Municipal Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 1987

“Selections From The Permanent Collection” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery – Barnsdall Art Park 1987

“Robert Santore New Paintings” The Portfolio, Beverly Hills, California, 1986

“Serial Images” The Jerry Solomon Gallery, Santa Monica, California 1986

Robert Santore, Zermatt Switzerland, 2017
Robert Santore, Zermatt Switzerland, 2017

Corporate Collections

Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, California

USA Today, Washington DC

TRW Corporation, Washington DC

Nestle Purina Corporation, Burbank, California

Latham & Watkins LLP, Newport Beach, California

Latham & Watkins LLP, Los Angeles, California

The Santa Fe Railroad, Los Angeles, California

The Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA

The California Pizza Kitchen, Beverly Hills California

20th Century Fox Television, Los Angeles, California

CBS Television, Los Angeles, California

The Irvine Company, Newport Beach, California

Wells Fargo Bank Corporate Collection, San Francisco, California

First Interstate Bank, Corporate Collection, San Francisco, California

AFSA Corporation, Long Beach, California

Private Collections

List upon request.

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20821 D. Eva Street, 82
Montgomery, TX 77357
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215 W 84th Street, Loft 307
New York, NY 10024
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