ROBERT TOWNSEND BIO

The Heart of California, 2015

32 x 32 inches | watercolor on paper

Robert Townsend paints highly finished images of the icons of an American Pop mythology. His unfailing eye for color and texture produce a vision of America's material culture that vacillates between nostalgia for what is lost and optimism for the continuation of American ingenuity.

Videos

4:40 | Narrated by Jeremy Tessmer | Released for CA COOL, 2015

2:43 | Narrated by Susan Bush | Released for AMERICAN DETAILS: Robert Townsend, Dave Lefner, Mary-Austin Klein, 2015

5:19 | Narrated by Jeremy Tessmer | Released for L.A. NOIR, 2009

3:04 | Narrated by Susan Bush | Released for ROBERT TOWNSEND: A Pop Mythology, 2009

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PUBLICATIONS

American Art Collector, February 2007
“Vintage Style,” Southwest Art, May 2007
American Art Collector, February 2009

EXHIBITIONS

2009 "Robert Townsend: A Pop Mythology", (solo exhibition) Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA

2009 L.A. Noir, Sullivan Goss- An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2009 The Good Ol' Days, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009 Robert Townsend: New Work, (solo exhibition), Michael Hollis Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2009 L.A. Art Show, Hespe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Robert Townsend: New Paintings, (solo exhibition), Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008 West Coast Ten, Sullivan Goss- An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2008 15th Anniversary Show, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 Icons, (solo exhibition), Michael Hollis Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2007 Summer Show, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 Fresh Faces, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2004 Affaire in the Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA

2003 Gallery on Glassell, Orange, CA

1999 Watercolor West Exhibition, Brea, CA

1997 Watercolor West Exhibition, Brea, CA

1997 Watercolor, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

1997 National Open, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

1996 Watercolor West Exhibition, Riverside, CA

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