About the artist:
Robert Sticker is a legend in the marine art field. Any artist who could survive Art Students League instructor Frank Reilly's "24-head" problem, which demanded painting the same head over and over in 24 different kinds of light and shadow, and still come out enthusiastic and ready for more marks himself as someone special. Robert Sticker is just that kind of artist. He has been interested in painting for as long as he can remember. Growing up in Staten Island watching the incredible activity in New York Harbor sparked an interest in him for the maritime world that has only intensified over the years. Although painting took a back seat during his studies at Brooklyn College, stints as a naval aviator flying in World War II, and a career in the oil business, Bob was able to continue his studies, putting in time at the Arts Students League, until he finally began painting full time in 1963. Equally adept in watercolor and oil, over the years he has created a body of work that is singularly compelling and dramatic. He is widely recognized throughout the artistic community for the accuracy of his research and his unique ability to depict the drama of the human aspect of life at sea with great compassion and poignancy. From recreating scenes in the Homblower novels to the great days of steamboating along the Mississippi, Sticker has quietly amassed a national following for his unique and beautiful paintings. The recipient of an Award of Excellence at the 1991 Mystic International, his work is included in the corporate collections of IBM, Union Carbide and AT&T. He is a founding member of the American Society of Marine Artists.
Robert Sticker is a legend in the marine art field. Any artist who could survive Art Students League instructor Frank Reilly's "24-head" problem, which demanded painting the same head over and over in 24 different kinds of light and shadow, and