Robert Seufert


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To quote Cathy Viksjo, a regional art critic and author of an article in the Bucks County Town and Country Living magazine: “Coming across the paintings of Robert Seufert is like unexpectedly finding the crown jewels buried in your back yard”. With a B.F.A. from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA, Robert J. Seufert works full time as a professional artist. He and his wife, Alice Olson Seufert, a watercolorist and art teacher, share studio space in their suburban Bucks County home. They have three children.

Robert Seufert’s paintings can best be described as being realistic in style with a very delicate, meticulous use of the painting knife to achieve an unusual effect. Details of individual leaves and other elements of nature are rendered by a stippling process, which has been described as very similar to that used by French Post-Impressionist Georges Seurat (1859 - 1891), in his innovative technique of pointillism. He is principally a landscape painter, with most of his subject matter derived from Bucks County, PA.

Mr. Seufert’s paintings are owned and have been exhibited in twenty-three states, Canada, France, Germany and Japan, with well over one thousand seven hundred of his original works represented in private and corporate collections, including The Equitable Life Assurance Company, McGraw-Hill Companies and Dewey Ballantine, L.L.P. of Washington, D.C.

Painting professionally since 1968, Mr. Seufert has won nearly one hundred awards including many best of shows and first prizes. His works have been accepted into numerous national and regional juried shows.

Robert's oil paintings have been displayed across the nation in many prestigious locations including:

+ The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
+ National Academy of Design, New York, N.Y.
+ National Wildlife Art Museum, WY
+ Allied Artists of America, New York, N.Y.
+ National Arts Club, New York, N.Y.
+ Audubon Artists, New York, N.Y.
+ Salmagundi Club, New York, N.Y.
+ Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA
+ Benedictine Art Awards, New York, N.Y.
+ Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
+ Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WI
+ Fremont Center for the Arts, Colorado
+ Phillips Mill, Solebury, Bucks County, PA
+ South Cobb Arts Alliance National Juried Show, Georgia

Three of Robert's oil paintings are in the permanent collection of the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA.

In 1987, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2003 and 2004, Mr. Seufert's depictions of national sites or national parks won him a place in the prestigious National Park Academy of the "Arts for the Parks" competition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This national competition receives as many as 2,100 to 2,700 entries per year. Only 200 works are chosen to be in the exhibition. Of these, 100 works are selected enabling them the opportunity to win top prizes and travel around the country at various galleries and museums.

In historic Bucks County, PA , he recently captured the "Casimir and Jane P. Sienkiewicz Award" for a traditional painting in the style of the New Hope School at the Phillips Mill exhibition in Solebury, PA. This was the third award he has won at Phillips Mill for his oil paintings.

Painting trips have included stays in Arizona, Maine, Minnesota, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Florida. He and his wife, Alice, also display their artwork at their studio in Bucks County, PA.

Articles on Robert and his work have appeared in U.S. Art Magazine, Bucks County Town and Country Living Magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, the Bucks County Courier Times newspaper, The Advance of Bucks County newspaper and Palette Talk, a publication of Grumbacher.

A recent article on Mr. Seufert and his work, appeared in the Neighbor’s section of the Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday, February 22, 2004. The InterCounty Newspaper Group of Bucks County published Robert’s oil painting “Falls at Ricketts Glen” in their special edition celebrating Phillips Mill 75th Retrospective Invitational Exhibition, June 16, 2005.

“Falls at Ricketts Glenn” is also included in the book “Celebrating 75 Years of Art, Phillips’ Mill” published by the Phillips’ Mill Community Association, 2005.