Robert Arneson

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  • Robert Arneson
    New Brick / Old Stone 3/50, 1975
    Lithograph
    Image size: 15 X 16
    Framed size: 22 X 22

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  • Robert Arneson
    FA Hollow Gesture 21/35, 1980
    Lithograph on paper
    Image size: 40 X 30
    Framed size: 42 X 32

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  • Robert Arneson
    Adeliza, 1976
    Ceramic
    18 X 18

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  • Robert Arneson
    Alice Street, 1966
    Ceramic
    16 X 16

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  • Robert Arneson
    Bob Throwing Pot, 1973
    Ceramic
    18 X 18

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  • Robert Arneson
    Drawings (31P)
    Lithograph
    Image size: 34 X 22
    Framed size: 35 X 23

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  • Robert Arneson
    Hay Mike – You Know What I Mean, 1979
    Ceramic
    19.5 X 19.5

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  • Robert Arneson
    House On Alice Street 75/75, 1987
    Lithograph
    Image size: 28.5 X 36.5
    Framed size: 35.5 X 45.5

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  • Robert Arneson
    Mortar & Pestle Toilet 6/22, 1966
    Etching
    Image size: 9 X 12

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  • Robert Arneson
    Picture Frame, 1968
    Mixed media
    Image size: 19 X 24
    Frame size: 28 X 32

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  • Robert Arneson
    Son Of Sam 34/35, 1981
    Lithograph
    Image size: 37.75 X 27.5
    Framed size: 47 X 37

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  • Robert Arneson
    The Artist In Front Of His House 49/75, 1987
    Limited Edition Lithograph
    Image size: 30 X 38

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  • Robert Arneson
    Unknown 2/21, 1966
    Lithograph
    Image size: 12 X 9
    Framed

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  • Robert Arneson
    Unknown 2/22, 1966
    Lithograph
    Image size: 12 X 9
    Framed

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  • Robert Arneson
    Unknown 2/24, 1966
    Lithograph
    Image size: 12 X 9
    Framed

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  • Robert Arneson
    Unknown 2/25, 1966
    Lithograph
    Image size: 12 X 9
    Framed

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  • Robert Arneson
    Unknown Dinner Plate, 1971
    Mixed media on paper
    Image size: 17 X 25
    Framed size: 28 X 34

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  • Robert Arneson
    Untitled Light Bulb, 1966
    Lithograph
    Image size: 11.25 X 8

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  • Robert Arneson
    Untitled Toilet, 1969
    Ink on paper
    Image size: 14.5 X 13.5
    Framed size: 23.75 X 21.75

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  • Robert Arneson
    Welcome To The Candy Store, 15/200
    Limited edition poster
    Image size: 23 X 17.75
    Framed size: 26.25 X 20.25

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Robert Arneson Biography

Born in Benicia, California in 1930, Robert Arneson was encouraged by his father to draw. He became a proficient draftsman early in life and drew cartoons for a local newspaper as a teenager. After Arneson studied art education at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland he taught in a local high school, where he became interested in ceramics. He went on to receive an MFA from Mills College in 1958. Arneson became head of the ceramics department at the University of California at Davis in 1962 and became a full professor of art in 1973.

Arneson was greatly influenced by the expressionist work of fellow Californian Peter Voulkos, who had studied Pablo Picasso’s works in clay. This influence stimulated Arneson to be more adventurous and to break through previously established sculptural boundaries. Arneson rejected the idea that ceramic artists produce only utilitarian or decorative items. He began creating non-functional clay pieces, contradicting the more formal traditions previously associated with this medium. He created a number of self-portraits using photographs, mirrors, and drawings; each one seemed to reveal a new identity. Although by definition self-referential, the ironic and humorous self-portraits were used as vehicles to present universal concepts and feelings. Arneson was part of the dynamic group of irreverent California Pop artists whose work has come to be known as “Funk Art.”

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