Witzel Art Retrospective

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Published on October 11, 2008

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Slide 1: How a native Buffalonian spent 85 of 90 years doing ART rjw ROBERT J. WITZEL RETROSPECT SHOW 1917 Slide 2: BORN… Buffalo Deaconess Hospital LIVED… Brewster St ATTENDED… Blessed Trinity School As a child, I was always drawing. : As a child, I was always drawing. 1924 The seed Slide 4: as a sophomore in BENNETT high school I felt ART was my career path 1931 -1936 Slide 5: SUMMER SCHOOL Figure drawing class Slide 6: 1936 GRADUATED BENNETT HIGH Accomplishments: I designed the class year book… won city wide poster contest… etc … etc … Slide 7: A free WPA Project … I studied with top American painters. Buffalo Art Institute 1936-38 Slide 8: Oil Painting …Tony Sisti Instructor Slide 9: With Beaucheit, O’neil & Sanderson I washed paint pots… ran errands… filed reference clippings… had my own work table… observed skilled illustrators and designers at work NIGHT SCHOOL – studied drawing and sculpture classes Apprenticeship 1938 Slide 10: JACK FOY ADVERTISING AGENCY Worked on successful SNOOPY SNIFFER TOY promotion started painting landscapes en plein aire First Art Jobs 1938-39 WINDOW CRAFT DISPLAY HOUSE Slide 11: Grand Island Lighthouse Slide 12: Art School Studied: ILLUSTRATION DESIGN Pratt Institute 1939 - 1941 Slide 13: Pratt Institute Study of action on human figures Slide 14: Pratt Institute Black and White Illustration Slide 15: Composition studies Pratt Institute Slide 16: Portraits study Pratt Institute Slide 17: FICTION HOUSE PUBLISHING CO… [NYC] Back to Buffalo, NY BBD&O ADVERTISING AGENCY… NATIONAL GYPSUM CO as ART DIRECTOR Back to Work World 1941-43 Slide 18: Illustrated adventure comic strips in NYC Slide 19: US ARMY AIR CORP Set Up Camouflage Schools… Painted Dioramas, Training Aids, Booby Trap Houses. CHATHAM AIR BASE ARTIST Painted Murals, Illustrated Publications … SOUTH PACIFIC A.D. Printing Operation in Manila … Watercolors W W II 1943 - 1946 Slide 20: THEATER MURAL CHATHAM AIR BASE Slide 21: GOING TO SOUTH PACIFIC….. Watercolor study of wake…. Slide 22: BATTA my house boy in Phillipines WW II Slide 23: SOUTH PACIFIC – typical air strip on islands Slide 24: MANILA – walled city ruins Slide 25: NATIONAL GYPSUM CO. ART DIRECTOR Back to Work 1946 - 1952 Slide 26: As corporate art director, I created an art department, designed and illustrated advertising for printed pieces. [scratchboard drawing] Slide 27: MINIATURE OIL LANDSCAPE Slide 28: Illustration 1953 - 1988 OPENED DESIGN STUDIO Slide 29: STUDIO PROMOTIONS … OPENING MAILINGS FOLLOW-UPS … MONOTYPES ... SEASON’S GREETINGS Slide 31: Annual reports … Slide 32: BARBIE Also documented family growing up Slide 33: ROZANNE Slide 34: EUROPE … CARIBBEAN … CANADA … Paintings shown and sold at the end of tours. HOLIDAY ART… Travel Slide 35: Dubrovnik Old City – May Day EUROPE Slide 36: Caribbean Cruise Slide 37: BEBO Old and newer Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia Slide 38: National IBM, GEN. ELECTRIC, 3M, SOUTHWESTERN PUBLISHING … Local ADV. AGENCIES, PRINTERS, JW CLEMENTS, BAKER JONES AND HAUSAUER … Industries FISHER PRICE, PRATT & LAMBERT, DL HAND CLEANER CO. … Film TV STUDIOS, AUDIO VISION … CLIENTS Slide 39: Travel 1988 CLOSED STUDIO Slide 40: WEST Painted lots of Montana river scapes in my pursuit of Trout and rugged beauty. Slide 41: WEST Montana’s Madison River Slide 42: Quiet shoreline on Martha’s Vineyard Watercolor … EAST Slide 43: Canada - favorite summer cottage NORTH Slide 44: SOUTH Midday Key West Slide 45: FLORIDA KEYS 1986 - 2001 President of Keys Watercolor Society Slide 46: Cormorant Society … Slide 47: Don’t Jump in the Boat FL. KEYS Tarpon Slide 48: My Tarpon Series of Watercolors Slide 49: FL. KEYS Slide 50: CURRENT WORK I paint only what stirs my heart….. Slide 51: GIRL TALK Slide 52: POOL LOVERS It pays to swim laps for exercise…. Slide 53: CHILDREN FEEDING THE GULLS 22”x 30” watercolor Slide 54: LOW KEY JAZZ Slide 55: FLUTIST Slide 56: ABSTRACT DANCE I enjoy the beauty of the movement and strength expressed … Slide 57: SMOOTH SWING My love for this game inspired this work… Slide 58: DRIVE FOR SHOW … Slide 59: PUTT FOR DOUGH Slide 60: … KATHLEEN Slide 61: BIRD MAN PORTRAITS Slide 62: ARTS … Slide 63: ABSTRACTIONS … Slide 64: ABSTRACTIONS … Slide 65: STILL LIFE BLACK EYED SUSANS Slide 66: STILL LIFE Slide 67: RAFTING ON 22”x 30” watercolor Slide 68: MISTY MORNING … was juried into a national sports show in NYC Slide 69: BREEZY WALK Regional … East Slide 70: Exhibits * 1945 Manila Philippines * 1946 National Gypsum Co. Headquarters 1992-2000 Florida Keys Watercolor Society 1992-2000 Key West * 2002 Ithaca, N. Y. * 2003-2006 A.E. Backus Gallery, Ft. Pierce, Florida 2003-2007 Stuart, FL: Elliott Museum, Martin County Cultural Center, Habitat for Humanity Show, Martin County Art Associates Show * 2008 The Grant Street Gallery Many Art Markets * One man shows Slide 71: Florida Keys Watercolor Society Award Slide 73: I paint only what stirs my heart….. Slide 74: Past President Buffalo Artist Guild Past President Buffalo Art Directors Club Past President Florida Keys Watercolor Society Won numerous awards in watercolor shows …. My work is currently displayed in many private and corporate collections in USA, Canada, Europe … In Addition…

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