Robert Schefman A Retrospective of Painting

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Oakland University


Excerpt from essay by Dick Goody: Schefman did not have art instruction in high school; he worked at both drawing and sculpture on his own. He entered college with an interest in medicine, having previously worked at a hospital where was introduced to surgery, and trained to perform autopsies. He began his serious art studies at Michigan State University. This eventually led him to pursue a graduate degree from the prestigious sculpture program at the University of Iowa. Later, living in New York, when he started to think about painting his two-dimensional representations began with the mindset of a sculptor; he had a profound interest in the structure of things and this is what imbues his paintings with their extreme formal assurance.


Catalog of an exhibition held at the Oakland University Art Gallery, September 10 – October 23, 2005. Contains essay by Dick Goody and interview with the artist.


Oakland University Art Gallery, Oakland University. College of Arts and Sciences, Exhibition catalogs, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs