Robert Crawford is an illustrator and fine artist living in the beautiful northwest hills of Connecticut. He works in his own unique style which he says influenced by magic realism and the regionalism of post World War Two artists like Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton.
Robert points to some highlights in his career having most recently won first place in The Artist’s Magazine All Media competition as well as being a finalist in Southwest Art’s Artistic Excellence Competition. His work for Bank of America featured a gigantic mural on three sides of a building facing the Kennedy Expressway where upwards of a half million people a day passed by the work.
As an illustrator he has been on the cover of major magazines such as Fortune, Business Week, The Atlantic and U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek and Rolling Stone.
He recently finished his fourth children’s book, the most recent one was for Heifer International. Robert is also pleased to include two LL Bean Christmas covers in his portfolio.
He has also shown in galleries in New York City and as far away as Germany and Japan.
Robert was chosen by the German car maker, Volkswagen, to do six paintings for a book which celebrated Volkswagen’s 50th anniversary.
His work has won numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Graphis and Print. His paintings have been included in many group shows. He participated in the United Nation’s sponsored show on the environment in New York City. That painting was featured on CBS’s Sunday morning with Charles Osgood. Robert Crawford has also been included in the latest SOI show on the environment, “ Fragile Earth”.
When Robert Crawford is not painting he can be found riding his bicycle around Connecticut.
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