Robert Zakanitch

Robert Zakanitch

Description

Robert Zakanitch, an important contemporary artist, first reached great critical acclaim in the 1970’s in New York City as one of the founders of the pattern and decorative movement. His paintings are in the permanent collections of many major museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, and have been in numerous exhibitions at galleries and in museums around the world including in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. As with his famous paintings of pattern and decoration, his dog paintings show that art can lift the human spirit. In his own words his dog paintings are “about nurturing, caring, sentimentality, romance, kindness, etiquette (that’s right, etiquette), sweetness, respect, beauty and the sense of well being.”