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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 and Merry Go Round by Robert Birkenes

 

Santa Monica CA - Pacific Coast Highway starts here by Robert Birkenes

 

Fox Theater Westwood Village California by Robert Birkenes

 

Thousand Oaks CA Historic Stage Coach Inn by Robert Birkenes

 

Peter's Family Residence Thousand Oaks California by Robert Birkenes

 

Picasso Chicago Metal Sculpture by Robert Birkenes

 

My Condo Apartment 209 Boca Raton Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

Victorian Chicago Homes by Robert Birkenes

 

Italian Village Cinque Terre by Robert Birkenes

 

Colorado River at Sunrise by Robert Birkenes

 

Oregon Mountains at Sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

The Delray Beach City Hall building in Florida. by Robert Birkenes

 

Vermont Barn With Wooden Silo by Robert Birkenes

 

Old Victorian Home by Robert Birkenes

 

Wisconsin Barn by Robert Birkenes

 

Thousand Oaks CA - Mtn. Dirt Trail by Robert Birkenes

 

old abandoned house florida by Robert Birkenes

 

Adobe home New Mexico by Robert Birkenes

 

Old Row Boat California by Robert Birkenes

 

Vegetable Farm in Boca Raton Fl by Robert Birkenes

 

Old Santa Monica Pier in California by Robert Birkenes

 

Old Boca Raton City Hall by Robert Birkenes

 

Madrid New Mexico Ghost Town with rusting locomotive by Robert Birkenes

 

Sandia Mountains Landscape New Mexico by Robert Birkenes

 

New Mexico home of Kristin and Sasha by Robert Birkenes

 

Old Fire Station Galena Illinois by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Architecture. Wrigley and Hancock bldgs by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Architecture. Wrigley and Hancock Bldgs by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Wrigley and Hancock Bldgs Silkscreen Print by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Wrigley And Hancock Buildings by Robert Birkenes

 

Paradise Waterfall Thousand Oaks CA by Robert Birkenes

 

Paradise Falls Thousand Oaks California by Robert Birkenes

 

Utah Capital Reef Park by Robert Birkenes

 

Cable Car San Francisco by Robert Birkenes

 

San Francisco Cable Car by Robert Birkenes

 

Thousand Oaks CA Jungleland by Robert Birkenes

 

Thousand Oaks CA Wildwood Park Brook by Robert Birkenes

 

Thousand Oaks CA Wildwood Trail Path by Robert Birkenes

 

Jungleland Thousand Oaks California by Robert Birkenes

 

Thousand Oaks CA site of the Old Jungle Land by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Stock Exchange Building by Robert Birkenes

 

Lake Bluff Illinois Home by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Rush and Oak Streets by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Pizzeria Uno Restaurant by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Pizzeria Uno Restaurant by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago River Downtown by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Pizzeria Uno original restaurant by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Michigan Ave Wrigley Building by Robert Birkenes