Robert A. Fletcher
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After serving in the Korean War, Fletcher became a general partner in the advertising agency Fletcher-Walker-Gessell. For twenty five years he worked with a variety of prestigious clients to create corporate themes, promotion themes, promotion concepts, corporate/client programs, corporate presentations, government proposals, and illustrations. His illustrations appeared in countless magazines throughout the years and his technical drawings have been featured in Aviation Week, Flight Magazine, and Jane’s Armament Books.
In commemoration of National Veteran’s Week 2000 Fletcher was invited to exhibit twenty one military paintings at the Cannon Office Building rotunda, Washington D.C. The event was sponsored by Congressman Ben Gilman.
To commemorate National Veteran’s Week 2002 Fletcher was again invited to exhibit twenty one military paintings at the Russell Senate Office Building rotunda, Washington D.C. The event was sponsored by Senator John Warner of Virginia. This occasion also marked the introduction of the book Remembrance: A Tribute to America’s Veterans.
Known for his unusual approach to a subject, Robert Fletcher evokes powerful emotions surrounding the theme of his paintings. The viewer becomes a witness to the event while it is taking place. Light and shadows as well as subtle colors with brilliant counterparts combine to capture the essence of the subject.
His military funeral paintings portray a balance of hope, love, and caring. The book Remembrance: A Tribute to America's Veterans was a collaboration between Robert A. Fletcher and his son Robert B. Fletcher, author/writer. This classic volume, richly illustrated, delves into the history of America’s wars from the American Revolutionary War to Afghanistan.
In 1999 he was honored as American Legion Citizen of the year in Orange County, New York. He was recently nominated Outstanding Senior of New York State.
In 2005 he illustrated a children’s book- I Grew Up On A Farm- by Alan Lewis. He served as guest illustrator of 2006 for the White House Commission on Remembrance.