Above: Robert Genn finishing Ramparts, a large studio painting
(May 15, 1936 - May 27, 2014)
Robert Genn was born in Victoria, B.C., Canada in 1936. His formal training included the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia and the Art Center School in Los Angeles, California. Recognized as one of Canada's most accomplished painters, his work is well known internationally.
While his subjects were universal (he painted in many countries), he excelled in portraying Canada. He was perhaps best known for his work on the West Coast, Lake of the Woods and in the Rocky Mountains. Robert's technique included a tradition of strong design with patterns of color and form, with a pervasive sense of personal style. Grand themes transposed onto small panels and larger canvasses in a manner similar to members of the Group of Seven.
Most of Robert's latest work is in acrylic. He has also done considerable work in oils, watercolour, and silk screen printing. Genn carries on the tradition of the Canadian Landscape with fresh, painterly techniques, painted in the wilderness he loved.