Robert Baxter has been part of the New York area art community for many years. Educated at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, Robert came back east and worked in New York as an illustrator. He worked for advertising agencies and magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal and Reader's Digest.
In the early 1970s he was one of six painters who started a studio/school in Westport, Connecticut called Studio II. In the early 1980's.
Robert has split much of his time between Connecticut and Provence, France.
While in Provence he conducted painting workshops from under the name, Tour de Provence.
In the States, Robert is on the faculty of two art schools: Silvermine School of Art Silvermine, Connecticut and Rowayton Art Center Rowayton, Connecticut. His paintings in both oil and watercolor have won major awards in France and New York City.
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BA Degree, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1952
The Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA 1954-1957.
Full Scholarship 1957
1999 Ogden Pleisner Memorial Prize from the American Watercolor Society
1999 Elected Artist of the Year at Fairfield University
1997 The High Winds Medal from the American Watercolor Society
1987 Paul Cézanne Medal, 1987 in Aix-en-Provence, France
1987 Sidney and Arthur Eder Prize, from John Slade Ely House
1986 Robert Brackman Memorial Award, Allied Artists of America
1978 Larry Quackenbush Award, American Watercolor Society, NYC
1978 Henry Ward Ranger Purchase Award, Nat’l Academy of Design
1976 Isaac Maynard Prize
1972 Thomas B. Clark Award, Nat’l Academy of Design, NYC
1969 Award of Excellence, New York Society of Illustrators
US Department of the Interior; Washington, DC
The Charles, Seattle, Washington
Emma Frye Museum, Seattle, Washington
City Hall; Westport, Connecticut
City Hall; Fairfield, Connecticut
Town Hall Galleries of Westport, CT
Town Hall Galleries of Fairfield, CT
Town Hall Galleries of Weston, CT
2011 Westport Historical Society, Westport, CT
2011 Dabbert Gallery
2010 Westport Historical Society, Westport, CT
2010 Dabbert Gallery
2009 Dabbert Gallery
2008 Dabbert Gallery
2008 Great Art Hall Gallery, Westport, CT
2007 Dabbert Gallery
2006 The Rockwell Gallery, Westport, CT
2005 Rowayton Arts Center Solo
2005 The Southport Harbor Gallery, Southport
2004 The Southport Harbor Gallery, Southport
2003 The Southport Harbor Gallery, Southport
2002 The Southport Harbor Gallery, Southport
2001 The Southport Harbor Gallery, Southport
2000 The Southport Harbor Gallery, Southport
1999 The Southport Harbor Gallery, Southport
1998 The Southport Harbor Gallery, Southport
1997 The Southport Harbor Gallery, Southport
1997 Rowayton Arts Center Solo, Rowayton
1996 The Southport Harbor Gallery, Southport
1995 The Southport Harbor Gallery, Southport
1994 Westport Arts Center Gallery, Westport
1993 Westport Arts Center Gallery, Westport
1992 Hotel de Ville, Aix-en-Provence, France; Hotel de Ville, La Roque d’Anthéron, France
National Academy of Design, Annual show
American Watercolor Society, Annual show
The Connecticut Gallery
The Munsen Gallery
1978 American Watercolor Society, NYC. Prize won
1979 American Watercolor Society, NYC. Prize won
1974 National Academy of Design, NYC. Prize won
1976 National Academy of Design, NYC. Prize won
1978 National Academy of Design, NYC. Prize won
The Society of Illustrators Annual:
Citation for Merit 1966 (2)
Citation for Merit 1967 (2)
Citation for Merit 1968
Citation for Merit 1970 (3)
Citation for Merit 1971
Award for Excellence, ‘71
2005 February, Westport Magazine, by Elise Maclay “Living the Artists’ Life”
1992 July, American Artist Magazine, "Living and Working in France,"
1991 August, American Artist Magazine, "Same Place, Different Paintings,"
1983 Art Magazine, “Two Artists, One Skylight”
1974 Watson and Guptil, One of six artists in "Six Artists Paint a Portrait”
1973 Art Magazine, “Studio II, The Art Spirit at Work”
1969 – 1970 “Stars and Stripes” cartoons
“The Artists of Westport, CT” Anne Chernow
American Watercolor Society, NYC
Allied Artists of America, NYC
The Paint and Clay Club, New Haven, CT