BIOGRAPHY

 

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Robert James Datum is an American figurative painter who lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut. He previously lived in Chicago from 1990 to 2014. Datum focuses on portraits and landscapes in and around the area of southeastern Connecticut in which he lives. His work draws heavily upon the immediacy of painting directly from life, with an ambitious painterly style. Datum's painting accompanies the in-depth study of Neoplatonic and German idealist philosophy. Influences: Pierre Bonnard, Chaim Soutine, Frank Auerbach, Eugene Leroy, George Inness, Albert Pinkham Ryder.

 

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EDUCATION

 

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, BFA Painting 1989, Dean's List 1985-1989

Norwich Free Academy 5th Year Art Program, Norwich, CT, 1984-85

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

“City-Wide Open Studio, Well Being” New Haven CT 2018

"An Anthropogenic World II" Group show, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven CT 2018 

"An Anthropogenic World" Group show, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven CT 2017

"City-Wide Open Studios, fRact/Fiction" New Haven CT 2017

"Eye Candy" Group show Bonilla Pop-up show, Old Saybrook CT 2017

"Hygienic Art XXXVIII Salon Des Independants", New London, CT 2017

"The Slater Memorial Museum 73rd Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition" Norwich CT 2017

"Art Market" Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT 2016

 "Celebrating Lyme's Beauty" Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT 2016

"Plein Air Artists Fence Show", Old Lyme CT 2016

"Hygienic Art XXXVII Salon Des Independants", New London, CT 2016

"The Slater Memorial Museum 71st Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition" Norwich CT 2015

"12th Annual Chicago Art Open", Chicago, IL 2010

"4th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition", Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL 2010

"Paintings", Chicago Conservation Center Staff Gallery, Chicago, IL 2008

"Paintings 2008" Chicago Conservation Center Staff Gallery, Chicago, IL 2007

"Two Person Exhibition", Dukakis Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1995

"New Works", two person exhibition with Derek Buckner, Bop Shop Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1994

"Group Exhibition", Dukakis Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1994

"Paintings", two person exhibition with Brett Hammen, Speedboat Gallery, St. Paul MN, 1992

"Just Say Yes", two person exhibition, NAC Gallery, Norwich, CT, 1990

Represented by Dukakis Gallery, Chicago, IL 1994-1996

 

VISITING ARTIST/ LECTURES

Visiting Artist Lecture , The Wheeler School, Providence RI April 2018