Robert Liberace

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Robert Liberace (born January 2, 1967 in Pomona, New York) is an American realist artist. He attended the George Washington University from which he received both his bachelor of liberal arts and masters of fine arts degrees.[1] There he was also a recipient of a Morris Louis scholarship.[2] Among his teachers there was the painter Frank Wright who he credits with having instilled into him a love of the old masters.[3]

Accomplished in both sculpture and painting, as a portraitist his commissioned subjects have included former president George H.W Bush, ambassador Sol Linowitz, former United States National Portrait Gallery director Marc Pachter,[4] the National Symphony Orchestra violinist Steven Honigberg and General Wallace M. Greene, the last of which resides in the Vermont State House. His sculptural commissions include the Our Lady of Vailankanni, marble and the terracotta rendering of Mother Teresa for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington, DC. He has been proclaimed by the "Art Renewal Center" to be one of some odd several score, of current "accredited", "living masters".[5] and in 2003 the National portrait society awarded him their grand prize.[6]

Liberace's work has been written about extensively by M. Stephen Dougherty the executive editor of American Artist magazine. He is represented by the John Pence gallery in San Francisco, the Legacy gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona[7] and the M gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. He teaches at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia which was founded and headed by the late renowned painter, Nelson Shanks[8] and the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia, and also holds painting and sculpture workshops in locations throughout the United States and abroad. The artist resides in Vienna, Virginia with his wife the illustrator and arist Lina Liberace and their two daughters. He is distantly related to the famed pianist Liberace.


  1. "Rob Liberace - Artist, Fine Art, Auction Records, Prices, Biography for Rob (Robert) Liberace". 2007-04-14. Retrieved 2013-07-30.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Artist Information for Robert Liberace". Retrieved 2013-08-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "PROFILE | Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery News Spring/Summer 2007" (PDF). 8 August 2007. Retrieved 2015-09-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Art Renewal Center Museum™ Artist Information for Robert Liberace". Retrieved 2015-09-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Robert Liberace - The Art League - Alexandria, VA". Retrieved 2015-09-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Robert Liberace at The Legacy Gallery. The Legacy Gallery has specialized in paintings and sculptures in a wide variety of subject matter, including western art, figurative, wildlife art, still-life, deceased American artists and landscape". Retrieved 2015-09-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Instructor Rob Liberace". Retrieved 2013-08-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • The artist's website- [1]