Rob attended Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, and Cleveland Institute of Art, where he graduated with a B.A., with a major in Illustration, and a minor in Printmaking.
Rob's background and experiences include: designing and creating limited edition lithograph prints on limestones, using a hand-operated press; watercolors of favorite places such as Martha's Vineyard, and the mountains around Phoenix, AZ; pen and ink drawings, including house drawings; color and black and white illustrations for magazines; architectural renderings for real estate developers; posters; 25 years in the sign business, designing and creating interior and exterior signs in gold leaf, neon, silkscreen, wood, and vinyl, many of which were hand-lettered, or hand-carved; and designing logos for a variety of businesses.
Exhibits and Awards
Society of Illustrators Show, NY, NY, 1984
Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 1984
Patricia Junke Award, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 1984
Wall mural, commissioned by town of Needham, MA, 2000
Album cover for single 'Liftin the Curse of the Rock', by Thrill 216 - for Cleveland Indians in 2016 World Series, ITunes, 2016
Needham Public Library, Needham, MA, May 2017
Needham Open Studios, Needham, MA, 2017
Harvard University Gutman Library, Cambridge, MA, 2017