(1943 - 2011)
Robert Baard Peterson was active/lived in New Mexico, Illinois. Robert Peterson is known for painting-post real views-objects, still life, non-objective.
Biography Robert Peterson
Robert Peterson (1943-2011)
He was born in 1943 in Chicago, Illinois and died in February of 2011. He began drawing
as a child with rheumatic fever when he was confined to a hospital bed.
When he was eight years old, he moved with his family to Albuquerque,
New Mexico. He spent much time in school drawing because his hearing
was diminishing. His parents enrolled him in the New Mexico School for
the Deaf in Santa Fe and later he attended Gallaudet College in
Washington, D.C. before returning to Albuquerque in the late 1960s.
1970 he had become a full-time artist. He began painting still lifes of
industrial objects in oils; then he switched to pastels. He always
paints from life, using everyday objects and food
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