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Bob Knox

East Gallery | January 22 – February 27, 2021

  • Artist Statement

My intention has always been to make original and innovative paintings that involve both spontaneous, intuitive decisions and deliberate, detailed brushwork. I often try to refer to the long, rich history of painting in my work by including visual allusions to the Renaissance all the way up to contemporary art."

Artist Bio:
Bob Knox was born in New York City and raised in Connecticut. He studied art at the L'Ecole de Beaux Arts in Rennes, France, and then at Wesleyan University. 

A prolific painter, Bob Knox has been painting daily for most of his adult life. His paintings often project a deep sense of irony and visual metaphor. Through color and layers, he builds a visual story often using everyday objects that are placed in out-of-context environments to engage and immerse viewers.

During his graphic years (1980-1996), Bob Knox became famous for his socially relevant and conceptually clever New Yorker Magazine covers. In total he produced art for over 20 covers, making him one of the most prolific New Yorker artists. Most of the art he created can still be purchased as posters or as calendars. 

Bob also wrote and illustrated a number of best-selling children's books for Rizzoli Publishing, including "The Great Art Adventure,"  "Dave and Jane in Outer Space," "Dave and Jane's Adventures with Lewis and Clark" and "Going for a Walk."

Bob currently lives in the Connecticut countryside with his wife Dorothee, his dog Bodie. He paints everyday. 

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