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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

 

Mexico City San Angel The Peter Economidas Residence Back Yard by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Cicero Restaurant by Robert Birkenes

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Falling Water Architecture by Robert Birkenes

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Falling Water Architecture by Robert Birkenes

 

Old Illinois Barn with Silo by Robert Birkenes

 

London England by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City The Konditori Building Zona Rosa by Robert Birkenes

 

Monument Valley Utah by Robert Birkenes

 

Arizona Mountains by Robert Birkenes

 

Delray Beach Florida Old Building by Robert Birkenes

 

Arcadia Florida Old House by Robert Birkenes

 

Barn in Midwest - Jefferson Island Salt by Robert Birkenes

 

Art Center College Drawing of model in 1962 by Robert Birkenes

 

Fashion Drawing from Art Center College - 1962 by Robert Birkenes

 

Architecture. Mexico City - Palace of Fine Art by Robert Birkenes

 

Architecture. Mexico City Palacio Nacional De Bellas Artes by Robert Birkenes

 

Victorian Home in Deerfield Illinois by Robert Birkenes

 

Yosemite Falls California by Robert Birkenes

 

yellowstone park water fall by Robert Birkenes

 

Boca Raton U-Pic Vegetable Market by Robert Birkenes

 

Barn with Windmill in Deerfield Illinois by Robert Birkenes

 

Illinois Farm with Barn and Wind Mill by Robert Birkenes

 

Wisconsin Barn with Fence by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico Teotihuacan Moon Pyramid by Robert Birkenes

 

Boca Raton Florida Downtown Building by Robert Birkenes

 

Round Barn Park County Indiana by Robert Birkenes

 

Galena Illinois LandmarkTrain Station by Robert Birkenes

 

Galena Illinois View of Town by Robert Birkenes

 

Mizner Park Boca Raton Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

Delray Beach Intracoastal Bridge-Tender House by Robert Birkenes

 

Southern California Tree by Robert Birkenes

 

Morikami Gardens' Tree Boca Raton Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

RH Tree in Palm Beach Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

Flower in Bloom - Los Angeles by Robert Birkenes

 

Jamaica. Green Castle - St. Mary by Robert Birkenes

 

Sandpoint - Idaho - Residence by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Chapultepec Castle by Robert Birkenes

 

Wisconsin Barn with 6 Sides by Robert Birkenes

 

Old Grocery Store - W. Delray Beach Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

Old A and P Barn in Indiana by Robert Birkenes

 

Winter Park Florida Home by Robert Birkenes

 

Mexico City Church in San Angel by Robert Birkenes

 

Paramount Ranch Los Angeles by Robert Birkenes

 

Old Publix Market Boca Raton Florida by Robert Birkenes

 

Boca Raton Hotel Yacht by Robert Birkenes

 

Boca Raton Hotel by Robert Birkenes

 

Boca Raton Boat on a lift by Robert Birkenes

 

Yacht at Ocean Reef Club in South Florida by Robert Birkenes