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Lived/Active: United States/Georgia      Known for: highcolor stylized contemporary landscape painting, dragonflies, pottery

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Bob Ichter, who also uses the name of R. John Ichter, is best known for his brilliantly colored, stylized landscapes in pastel on suede and abstract oil and acrylics on canvas. His color-saturated landscapes and dragonflies convey his passion for the beauty of nature and his intense abstract works show his depth of imagination and spontaneity.

His newest works are 3 dimensional layered acrylic and resin paintings

Painting has been a passion for Ichter ever since he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from West Georgia College in 1982.

Today, his watercolors and pastels are included in many corporate and private collections.
Some of his more well known collectors include Arthur Anderson and Company, the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States and the Hospital Corporation of America.
 
Numerous publications have also highlighted Bob's work;  among those are Southwest Arts Magazine, Atlanta Homes, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Eclectic Magazine and Design South.

Artist Statement:
"I sold the Gallery and Frame shop that I owned for twelve years in 2001 so I could concentrate on selling my paintings at the galleries across the country that represent me.

It is very rewarding to have people love the artwork I do. It's also pretty cool to go to the different galleries that represent me for shows and chatting with and painting for gallery-goers and my collectors. I really like having people watch while I paint. I enjoy traveling, especially around Europe. I get a lot of inspiration for my work from my travels.
 
I live alone with my 2 dogs, Joe and my new puppy Rudy. They are both Whippets (kind of like miniature greyhounds). We live in the funky Little Five points section of Atlanta. It is an eclectic neighborhood where we can walk to all sorts of restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs.
 
??Along with biking and golf, in my spare time, I have been teaching and training in a form of karate called Cuong Nhu for over 16 years and have attained the rank of Shodan [ First degree Black Belt ]
 
I also have been taking piano lessons for a couple years, and I raise orchids and tropical fish.

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EDUCATION
BA, West Georgia College 1982
Special studies in watercolor under Bruce Bobick

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
While still in college, the Milliken Design Center awarded a summer internship to Mr. Ichter. This internship eventually led him to design fabrics that were sold throughout the United States.

Jazz/ Gospel musician Jerome Olds commissioned Mr. Ichter to illustrate an album cover in the Spring of 1986 and then commissioned a second cover in the Fall of that same year.

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Atlanta, main lobby
Coca-Cola Company
Tennessee Valley Authority
Pennsylvania Power and Light
Renown Hospital, Reno Nevada
Alembik and Alembik Attorneys at Law
Armstrong State College, Permanent Collection
Anderson Consulting
Arthur Andersen & Co.
Brock Control Systems, Inc.
Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, Permanent Collection
Doubletree Inns
Emcol, Ltd.
Federal Reserve Bank of the United States of America
Heller Financial
Henry County Hospital
Hospital Corporation of America
Keenan and Ashman Attorneys at Law
Kerns and Company
Methodist Hospital Foundation
NationsBank
Peachtree Diagnostic Center at Piedmont Hospital
Subway Sandwich, Inc.
West Georgia College, Permanent Collection
Yellow Bird Farm

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Actor Courtney Thorne Smith
Actor Tim Allen
Dr. J. Randy Beggs
Rich Ashman
Carl and Susan Bolch
Marcus Davis
Stuntman Ellis Edwards
Bruce Gaynes
Dr. Gary Gropper
Bob Horner
Dave Johnson
Dr. Ronald Marcotte
Dr. David Olansky
Dr. Lisa Ortenzi
Kenny Rodgers
Ed Roland [ Collective Soul ]
Graham and Joanna Ward

PUBLICATIONS
Piedmont Review September 2001
Atlanta Homes and Gardens October 2001
Atlanta Constitution August 3, 2001
Atlanta Business Chronicle- March 4, 1991
Southern Homes- July 1990
Design South- December 1985
Eclectic Magazine- 1981
Medical Handbook 1981- Illustrations for Parkway Regional Hospital under the direction of Dr. Klaus Rees
Eclectic Magazine- 1980

AWARDS
Chattahoochee Valley Art Association “Affair on the Square”
.....1987 Honorable Mention
.....1986 Judges Award
.....1985 Honorable Mention
.....1984 Judges Award
.....1983 Judges Award
.....1982 Honorable Mention
.....1981 Purchase Award
.....1981 Honorable Mention
Purchase Award, 1981, Armstrong State College- Collegiate Arts Festival
Best of Show/ Purchase Award, 1981, West Georgia College Spring Arts Festival

COLLEGIATE AWARDS
Best of Show/ Scholarship, 1981, West Georgia College Department of Art
Best of Show/ Purchase Award, 1980, West Georgia College Spring Arts Festival
Best of Show/ Scholarship, 1980, West Georgia College Department of Art


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