Robert Liberace

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Robert Liberace

United States

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Perhaps best known for the movement and draftsmanship of his figure work, Rob was inspired as a child by an old copy of Hogarth’s Dynamic Figure Drawing.  His interests in drawing blossomed. He pursued his dream and earned art scholarships from the Morris Louis Foundation, The National Academy of Arts and Letters, and The Knights of Columbus. These, along with a baseball scholarship, aided him in earning BFA and MFA degrees from George Washington University in Washington DC. He has since combined his fascination with anatomy, art history, and technique to produce work in a variety of disciplines including drawing, watercolor, painting, and sculpture.

Rob has been selected as a “Living Master” by the Lunar Codex Program/Art Renewal Center. His portrait commission include National Portrait Gallery Director Marc Pachter, President George H. Bush, and Ambassador Sol Linowitz. His portrait commissions hang in the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, the Vermont Statehouse, The Washington Court Tennis Club, the INOVA Fairfax Hospital Center, and the Naval Heritage Center, Washington DC.

Rob’s sculptures include a series of carved marble reliefs which are now permanently located in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. A life sized marble statue of Mother Teresa also stands in the Shrine, based on his design. His fifteen foot crucifix hangs above the alter in a “Our Lady of Mercy” church in Potomac, Maryland. He was elected as a member of the National Sculpture Society in 1999.

Rob is well known for his inspiring and informative teaching style. He holds workshops and museum history tours throughout the United States and Europe, and teaches regularly at The Art League of Alexandria, VA. In 2009 he pioneered one of the first online teaching courses for American Artist and, since Covid, teaches his own online classes. Liberace Studio has produced a series of tutorial dvds/downloads focused on figure, portrait and anatomy drawing and painting (see workshop page).

Rob and his wife, artist Lina Liberace have two daughters, also artists. He is represented by The Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.



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