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Robert Birkenes

Robert Birkenes

Boca Raton, FL

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Robert Birkenes discovered the challenges and joy associated with painting and sketching as he grew up in Southern California. He has lived and pursued his advertising career in the Northeast, Midwest, Mexico and presently calls South Florida his home.

Robert is constantly impressed with the majesty and beauty of the American landscape. His landscape paintings reflect his impressions of the natural beauty that has been carved into our mountains, rivers and desserts. Recently, he has taken a very strong interest in creating abstract paintings. He calls this new series: Chromatic Vibrations. Based upon his photography of various sky / cloud and sun patterns at Sunset in Florida.

Capturing and preserving our historic architecture on canvas or paper has also been a motivating goal - born out of his reverence for these soon to vanish monuments of our past.

Many of his creations have found their place in private as well as corporate collections throughout North America. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work in juried shows throughout the United States.

Mr. Birkenes received his B.F.A. Degree in Advertising & Design from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles / Pasadena, California. His advertising backgound includes creating TV & Print communications for: United Air Lines; Kellogg's Eggo Waffles and Special K Cereal; Kentucky Fried Chicken; Kraft Foods; General Motors de Mexico; Coca Cola - Mexico; Monsanto; Eli Lily; First National Bank of Chicago; Proctor & Gamble and a host of other Fortune 500 companies.

Private and Corporate Collections:

Kathryn & Gary Barry - Delray Beach, Fl
John MacPherson, San Diego, Ca
Kristin & Sasha Birkenes, New Mexico
Jani Peters, Morro Bay, Ca
Bill Kurtis - TV Commentator
Monsanto Corporation, St. Louis, Mo
Steve Mulder, Boca Raton, Fl
Inland Steel Company, Chicago
State Farm Insurance, Chicago
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Duggan, Fl
Robert Venturi-Architect, Phil
General Motors de Mexico
National Assoc.Realtors, Chicago
Arthur Rubloff Realty, Chicago
McCann Erickson Adv. Mexico
Oak Street Bank, Chicago
Foote,Cone, & Belding, Chicago

Exhibits:

Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica
Santa Monica Library Art Gallery
Leo Burnett Advertising, Chicago
Oak Street Art Gallery, Chicago
Joy Horwich Art Gallery, Chicago
Golf Mill Art Exhibit, Chicago
Peter Strauss Ranch Exhibit, L.A.
Learning Tree Univ. L.A. Calif.
Westlake Village Art Guild, L.A.
Lake Forest Art League, Illinois
Oak Park, Illinois-Juried Art Exhibit
McCann Erickson Exhibit, Mexico
Old Orchard-Juried Exhibit, Chicago
Chicago Old Town Art Exhibit
Gold Coast Art Exhibit - Chicago
Delray Art League, Delray Beach, Fl
Crest Galleries, Delray Beach, Fl
Coral Springs Art Museum, Fl
Gold Coast Water Color Society, Fl
Palm Beach Water Color Society, Fl

 

Santa Monica Pier with Merry-Go-Round Building by Robert Birkenes

 

Santa Monica Pier Merry Go Round by Robert Birkenes

 

Santa Monica Beach Hot Dog Stand by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Chapultepec Castle by Robert Birkenes

 

Old Boca Raton City Hall Building by Robert Birkenes

 

Ft. Lauderdale Riverside Hotel Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico Teotihuacan Sun Pyramid by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City at Riorhin and Rio Panico Streets by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico Merida La Catedral by Robert Birkenes

 

Jamaica - Anotto Bay by Robert Birkenes

 

Santa Monica Mountains California by Robert Birkenes

 

Historic Art Poster for Leo Burnett Advertising 1975 by Robert Birkenes

 

Santa Monica Mountains Looking North by Robert Birkenes

 

Crest Theatre Delray Beach Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

Pals Captains Table Restaurant Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

The Richard and Ann Grodem Residence in Ft. Myers. Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

Royal Palm Plaza Boca Raton Fl by Robert Birkenes

 

Indiana Covered Bridge 1896 by Robert Birkenes

 

Hands Art Supply and Stationary Store. Delray Beach FL. by Robert Birkenes

 

The Grodem Residence in Ft. Myers. Florida. by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City The Palace of Fine Arts by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City home at 365 Reformer by Robert Birkenes

 

Little Old House by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Downtown Zocalo by Robert Birkenes

 

Los Angeles Victorian Home in Bunker Hill area by Robert Birkenes

 

Ventura Pier California by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago. Pipers Alley on Wells Street by Robert Birkenes

 

Israel Tel Aviv Building 39 by Robert Birkenes

 

Israel Dead Sea Scroll Mountains by Robert Birkenes

 

Israel Tel Aviv Beach by Robert Birkenes

 

Israel Tel Aviv Street Scene by Robert Birkenes

 

Train Station Boca Raton Fl by Robert Birkenes

 

Boca Raton Art Fair Event by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Lake Front by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field by Robert Birkenes

 

Harriet's Patio Ft Myers Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Michigan Avenue by Robert Birkenes

 

Old Boca Raton Train Station Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

Ft. Lauderdale Cafe La Bonne Crepe Restaurant by Robert Birkenes

 

Boca Raton Town Center Mall by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Apartment View by Robert Birkenes

 

Diego Rivera Home. Mexico City. by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City. San Angel. The Cluny Restaurant by Robert Birkenes

 

Los Angeles Farmers Market by Robert Birkenes

 

Santa Monica Pier Entrance by Robert Birkenes

 

Tampa Florida Bellas Restaurant by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Coyoacan Old Restaurant Los Balcones by Robert Birkenes