Robert Cantor
Robert  Cantor
Robert Cantor, Silver Spring, MD, Oil/Acrylic, 25 items in gallery Mr. Cantor is a life-long resident of the Washington, DC area who has always had an interest in creating art. Having retired from a career as a computer programmer, he can now put much more time and energy into oil painting. His personal collection of pencil sharpeners and other toys are the subject matter for the series of still-life paintings on which he is currently at work. He relishes the opportunity to create beautiful works of art combining serious craftsmanship with amusing irony. By treating inexpensive toys with an exaggerated reverence, the paintings themselves become the precious objects worthy of the reverence given to the original subjects. A successful painting will have the figure staring back with its own unique personality and inner life as it boldly confronts the viewer with the absurdity of its own existence. His award-winning paintings have been displayed in several exhibitions and numerous juried shows. Mr. Cantor's training in art has come mostly from coursework at Northern Virginia Community College and The Art League of Alexandria (Torpedo Factory).

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  • A Fast Rooster
  • After the Bath
  • Ball Play
  • Big Fish Pencil Sharpener
  • Cat in a Turtle
  • Coal Country Mini-Golf
  • Daisy in the Doggies Den
  • Danse de Paysans
  • First Birthday
  • Florida 1962
  • Greetings from Florida
  • Lawn Chair 1959
  • Old Times Sake
  • Pop Art Panda
  • Puppydog
  • Salt and Pep
  • Speed: 10 MPH
  • Storyland 1960
  • The Enchanted Forest
  • The Monkey King
  • The Upside Down House
  • Thornton Hollow Overlook
  • Three Santas
  • Two Clowns
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