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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

 

Chicago Michigan Ave Wrigley Building by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Water Tower and Hancock Buildings Painting. by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Water Tower and Hancock Bldg by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Architecture. Water Tower and Hancock Bldgs by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Architecture. Water Tower and Hancock Bldgs by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago. Red Star Inn German Restaurant by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Stock Exchange Bldg. by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Commodities Exchange Bldg by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Architecture Victorian Homes by Robert Birkenes

 

Biblical Sunset by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Architecture near north beach scene by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Architecture near north on Oak Street by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Architecture near north street scene by Robert Birkenes

 

Galena Train Station Illinois by Robert Birkenes

 

Galena Train Station Illinois by Robert Birkenes

 

Merry Go Round Building SM Pier by Robert Birkenes

 

Loxahatchee State Park. Florida Everglades at Sunset. by Robert Birkenes

 

Red Barn Adams Mass by Robert Birkenes

 

Ice Cream Restaurant in Delray Beach Fl by Robert Birkenes

 

NYC The Plaza Hotel by Robert Birkenes

 

San Luis Obispo CA by Robert Birkenes

 

Morro Bay Rock in California. by Robert Birkenes

 

Santa Monica Pier Entrance by Robert Birkenes

 

Santa Monica Pier Merry-Go-Round by Robert Birkenes

 

Peter Strauss Ranch Chair by Robert Birkenes

 

Santa Barbara Cold Spring Trail by Robert Birkenes

 

Malibu Santa Monica Mountains - Kanan Road Tunnel by Robert Birkenes

 

Los Angeles Bunker Hill Community Home by Robert Birkenes

 

Santa Monica Mountains view from Kanan Road by Robert Birkenes

 

Hollywood's Chinese Theater Landmark. by Robert Birkenes

 

Old Galena Illinois Train Station by Robert Birkenes

 

Ghost Ranch Mountains New Mexico by Robert Birkenes

 

Winter Barn by Robert Birkenes

 

Winter Barn with Farm Equipment by Robert Birkenes

 

Chicago Victorian Homes by Robert Birkenes

 

assemblage painting 7 by Robert Birkenes

 

Assemblage Painting 12 by Robert Birkenes

 

Assemblage Painting 4 by Robert Birkenes

 

Assemblage Painting 6a by Robert Birkenes

 

Assemblage Painting 014. Mixed Media. by Robert Birkenes

 

assemblage painting 14 by Robert Birkenes

 

Assemblage Painting 17 by Robert Birkenes

 

Assemblage Painting 19 MG by Robert Birkenes

 

A and P Barn Indiana by Robert Birkenes

 

Antique Case Steam Tractor Saskatoon Canada by Robert Birkenes

 

Illinois Farm with Barn in Winter by Robert Birkenes

 

Knight in Armor in Illustration Class by Robert Birkenes

 

Vegetable Still Life by Robert Birkenes