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Robert Weingarten  Malibu, CA


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About Robert


Robert Weingarten was born in New York City in 1941 and graduated from Baruch College with a Finance degree in 1962. Although photography had always been a passion, it was not until the 1990s that Weingarten abandoned a successful career in business to pursue art full time. Weingarten’s photographs have been shown in more than 70 exhibitions worldwide. His work is included in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

For more on “The Portrait Unbound” (left) view Robert’s interview here.


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Did Robert Weingarten do any drawings in NYC in 1986?

MY SLIGHT CRITIQUE
pic a; looking into the management and growth/dominance of an automobile company
pic b; a balance of ethnicity and culture to propagate worldwide civilization.

Amazing work.

wow these are really hard to do,
really creative

I enjoyed his website and his field of creative vision is certainly broad and well studied. However, it appears that his new portrait series is much too literal in many works. Tying a famous person's name to imagery that nearly EVERYBODY would associate with that person is smart, but the subtlety of association through a more personal investigation into the subject would make for a more interesting composition. Leaving something to the viewer's imagination to ruminate upon is not found in these new works, unfortunately.
I can see this series being explored much much further.

Integrating the temporal component into his photos is brilliant. It is difficult for the eye to find a 'home' unless we separate the layers and understand the time progression, but his effort does push the creative envelope by using layering. I'm a little disappointed by the potential 'reification' of people when biographies stop at their subjects acomplishments and neglect their hearts and souls. Maybe on the next project?

His website has some great portfolios - don't neglect the Amish series!

as an artist i think his digital work is great. but his images of other artist's shows that he can't paint, sorry!

His photographs are wonderful. I particularly enjoyed the Amish series and the landscapes. I wish some of his photography were featured here instead of these composites. Unfortunately, these digital composites strike me as just run-of-the-mill, average Photoshopping (not that I'm knocking Photoshop; it's a fabulous artistic tool with great capabilities for producing innovative art!) and don't represent what the artist does best.

photos on his website are amazing. Not too fond of images seen on this website.

I don't know if deliberate usage of other peoples work to create a composition could be considered art. Then again, some define that as the essence of art.

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