2020 Monumental Word Paintings


60in″ x 306in″ (152.4cm" x 777.24cm) | Oil, oil stick, military & industrial enamels on birch panel with micro-layer clay ground.
Robert Santoré SOHO 2023. Photography Candice Solomon

Robert Santoré is an internationally collected contemporary artist, painter, sculptor & photographer with studio practice in Manhattan, New York and at his Texas Art Ranch in Montgomery, Texas

Robert Santoré is an American artist known for his colorful and abstract paintings that blend elements of both figurative and abstract art. Born in 1961 in Houston Texas, Santoré grew up in a creative family and spent most of his life in the art world, creating works that were both visually stunning and emotionally resonant.

Santoré's paintings often feature abstracted figures, words and phases, urban landscapes, and other elements that are rendered in a bold and expressive manner evoking a sense of energy and movement. He is characterized by his use of vibrant colors and strong, gestural brushstrokes. He was heavily influenced by the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1950s and 60s, which emphasized the emotional and physical act of painting and ironic pop-art commentary.

Robert Santoré Los Angeles | Robert Santore & Robert Longo Manhattan 2020

Shows & Collections


The University Of California at Irvine Irvine, California

The Otis Art Institute Of Parsons School Of Design Los Angeles, California

Parsons School Of Design Paris, France

Parsons School Of Design New York, New York

Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, California

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/Group Shows

Firetti Contemporary Dubai: May 2023

ROSS-SUTTON New York, New York: Fall 2023

The Texas Contemporary Art Fair Houston, Texas

"Robert Santore: The Rise & Controversy of Digital & Computer Generated Art" The Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California

"LAART Fair 89" The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

"Robert Santore Large Scale Paintings" The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

"Robert Santore Bull Market" RORK Gallery, Los Angeles, California

"LAART Fair 88" The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

"Robert Santore Bull Market & Baby Lenin" The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

"Robert Santore New & Abstract" Bairnsdale Art Park Municipal Art gallery, Los Angeles, California

"Robert Santore Works On Paper" The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

"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

"New Paintings & Mono Prints" The The Portfolio, Beverly Hills, California

"Known And Soon To Be Known" The Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

"LAART Fair 87" The Brendan Walters Gallery, Santa Monica, California

"Robert Santore" The City Of Los Angeles, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

"Robert Santore: Baby Lenin, FAMOUS, Marital Apocalypse" The Portfolio, Beverly Hills, California

"West Meets East. US Artists in Japan" The Tokyo Municipal Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

"Selections From The Permanent Collection" Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery - Barnsdall Art Park

"Serial Images" The Jerry Solomon Gallery, Santa Monica, California

"Robert Santore" The Portfolio, Beverly Hills, California

Corporate Collections

Scanlan Foundation New York, New York

JL Cohen Foundation New York, New York

Ross-Sutton Gallery New York, New York

The Joseph A Wheelock Family Trust Boston, Massachusetts

R. Hellman Foundation Stockholm, Sweden

Security Pacific Bank Los Angeles, California

CEMEX Mexico City, Mexico

Chase Manhattan Bank New York, New York

AFSA Corporation Long Beach, California

USA Today Washington DC

TRW Corporation Washington DC

TRW Corporation Los Angeles, CA

Northrop Grumman Washington DC

Northrop Grumman Los Angeles, CA

Columbia Pictures Burbank, California

Universal Studios Burbank, California

Morris Air Salt Lake City, Utah

Air Cal Burbank, California

Transamerica Corporation San Francisco, California

Hyundai Motors Of America Fountain Valley, California

Quiksilver USA Huntington Beach, California

Citizens Bank Tustin, California

20th Century Fox Burbank, California

The Disney Corporation Burbank, California

Carnation Corporation Los Angeles, California

Nestle Purina Corporation Burbank, California

Latham & Watkins LLP Newport Beach, California

Latham & Watkins LLP Los Angeles, California

Latham & Watkins LLP New York, New York

The Santa Fe Railroad Los Angeles, California

The Union Pacific Railroad Los Angeles, California

The Principal Financial Group Des Moines, IA

The California Pizza Kitchen Corp HQ Beverly Hills California

Delanardo Associates New York, New York

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

Universal Broadband Networks (UBNETWORKS) Los Angeles, California

IJNT (Intetjet.net) Houston, Texas

The Williams Tower Houston, Texas

UBS New York, New York

MLTV (Micro~Lite Television) Salt Lake City, Utah

IMAGES: (1) Robert Santoré Tavarua, Fiji (2) Robert Santoré Montana (3) Robert Santoré Zermatt Switzerland (4) Robert Santoré Manhattan Studio (5) Robert Santoré Manhattan Studio 1984 (6) Robert Longo & Robert Santoré Manhattan, New York, 2019 (7) Arlene Shechet & Robert Santoré PACE New York 2012 (8) Robert Santoré in the Texas studio 2019 (9) Robert Santoré in the Texas studio 2021 (10) Bisa Butler & Robert Santoré New York, New York 2020 (11) Robert Santoré installing "What Tommy Saw" in Manhattan, New York 2021 (12) Robert Santoré in the Texas studio 2018 (13/14) Robert Santoré at the Dia Beacon in Beacon, New York 2017 (14) Robert Santoré in the Texas foundry 2018