Robert Roth grew up in the historic whaling town of Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Surrounded by Long Island¹s boundless waterways, Robert uses these experiences of nature to orchestrate his arrangements of shape and color. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Robert studied painting under Thomas Sgouros, a direct descendant of the Brandywine School. Robert is also particularly inspired by the likes of Vuillard, Whistler, and Degas.
Throughout his travels, Robert is always recording from life. He approaches his work by inventing from his surroundings.
"I like to be spontaneous," he explains. "I try to abstract the forms, creating a sense of mood and atmosphere within my paintings."
Roth's paintings are held in several collections including The Ritz Carlton, American Express, The New Yorker, Columbia University, and Northeastern University. He has garnered numerous honors including eight awards from The Museum of American Illustration and two medals from The Heckscher Museum. Roth's works have been featured in both "Communication Arts" and "Print" magazines.
Robert spends much of his summers on the islands off the coast of Cape Cod. He now resides in an 1850's Greek revival home in Hudson, Ohio, with his wife, RISD artist Cheryl Marie Roth, and their 2 daughters.