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Featured Artist: Robert Ranieri

Robert Ranieri, 84, Fine Artist and Art and Art History Teacher, resides in Kintnersville, PA.

What types of arts and crafts do you do?
Drawing, painting, sculpture, both abstract and realistic.

What are your favorite mediums to use?
Painting (acrylic and oil) and sculpting (welded steel with cast concrete).

To view more impressive artwork by Robert, visit http://robertranieri.com/.

What inspires your art?
I was born in Philadelphia, and I obtained my BFA and MFA at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University. I spent two years of postgraduate work in Rome, Italy, on a Fulbright Grant. Following this, I lived in New York City for 14 years, honing and exhibiting my art. I moved to Bucks County Pennsylvania in the 1970s, where I continue to work intensely, painting in acrylic and oil, while sculpting in the medium of welded steel with cast concrete.

As the youngest son of Italian-born parents, I profit from an inherent knowledge of the Italian language, and draw upon this skill to access classical art through literature and music. I also draw influence from Etruscan terra cotta sculpture and architectural forms.

Additionally, I have a strong connection with Asian art and, in particular, an appreciation for Japanese architecture and gardening techniques. This has had an elevating effect on my painting and sculpture, and I have also utilized this experience in landscape architecture designs.

Bonus Materials
Want to learn more about Robert Ranieri? Read this article from the Michener Art Museum: http://www.michenermuseum.org/bucksartists/artist.php?artist=327

 

  • M. Bobb

    Amazing work!

    • Rebecca

      The pieces are amazing! My personal favorite is the profile picture. The blues are all so brilliant!