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A native of Iowa, Robert Kuester spent two years at Drake University, and went on to obtain a BFA from the Art Center of Design in Los Angeles. Living in New Mexico since 1986, Robert paints still life, landscapes, figures and commissioned portraits in oils only.

Exhibitions & Awards
OPA National Show 1996...Best of Show

Sangre De Cristo Show 1993...Award of Excellence

OPA National Show 1992...Union League Award

Texas Neighbors Competition 1992...Third Place

Grasslands Rendezvous Show 1985...Best of Show

National Portrait Society Competition 1980...Second Place

Albuquerque Museum of Art MIniatures...Annual Exhibition

Publications & Articles
Art of the West ... May/June 2005

Self-Published DVD Instruction in Still Life #1 ...see www.robertkuester.com

100 Ways to Paint Flowers & Gardens Vol.1 ...2004

The Simple Secret to Better Painting...2003

Albuquerque Journal...March 2002

Focus Santa Fe...October 1997

Southwest Art OPA feature...May 1997

Art of the West...November/December 1996

Focus Santa Fe...May 1996

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