Robert Borgatta

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Robert Edward Borgatta
Born
Roberto Eduardo Biagio Borgatta y Ruiz

January 11, 1921
Havana, Cuba
DiedOctober 28, 2009
Miami Beach, Florida
NationalityUS Naturalized Citizen
EducationNYU, Yale
Known forpainter, sculptor
Notable work
Painting, Sculpture, Photography
Awards
  • Tiffany Fellowship 1942
  • Emily Lowe Foundation 1957
  • MacDowell Colony Fellowship 1972, 1973
  • Silvermine Guild 1954, 1958
  • Audubon Artist Annuals 1955, 1958, 1969
  • American Watercolor Society 1961, 1962
  • National Society Painters In Casein and Acrylic 1961, 1970
Websiterobertoborgatta.org

Roberto Eduardo Biagio Borgatta y Ruiz (1921–2009), known professionally as Robert Edward Borgatta, was an American artist and foremost a nature painter whose style evolved from abstractions and later became more representational.

Education[edit]

Leonardo da Vinci School, (1930 - 1938)

New York University School of Architecture and Allied Arts. Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, 1940

Yale University School of Art, MFA, 1942

Military service[edit]

United States Army Rangers, Military Intelligence (1943-1946)

Early career[edit]

1929-1940—Abstractions

1929-1960—Portraits

1940-1960—Cityscapes

1929-1960—Representational works

1940-1960—Waterscapes

1940-1960—Landscapes

1950-1970—Abstractions

Mid to later works[edit]

1970-1980—Creation Series

1975-1985—Sculpture

1990-2000—Waterscapes

1980-1990—Wilderness Series

2000-2010—Flower Portraits

1990-2010—Photographs

Exhibition history[edit]

One-man exhibitions[edit]

  • Village Art Center, N.Y. 1953
  • Wellons Gallery, N.Y. 1954
  • City College, N.Y. 1958, 1964
  • Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, N.Y. 1960
  • Ringwood Museum, N.J. 1966, 1972
  • Park College, Kansas City, MO. 1970
  • Babcock Galleries, N.Y. 1964, 1968, 1970
  • Southern Vermont Arts Center 1977
  • Fine Arts Gallery, Harmon, N.Y. 1979

Select group exhibitions[edit]

  • Weyhe Gallery, N.Y. 1945
  • Roko Gallery, N.Y. 1950, 1979
  • Associated Gallery of Art, Detroit, MI. 1955
  • Riverside Museum 1956, 1958, 1960
  • Schettini Gallery, Milan, Italy 1957
  • New School, N.Y. 1958
  • Glassboro College, N.J. 1961
  • M.I.T., Cambridge, MA. 1962
  • Corcoran Gallery, Washington 1966, 1968, 1970
  • Whitney Museum 1954, 1966, 1968
  • Museum of Modern Art (Penthouse) 1968
  • Pennsylvania Academy 1957
  • Loeb Center, N.Y.U. 1965, 1968
  • Mansfield State College 1972
  • Hudson River Museum 1972, 1974
  • Bass Museum of Art, 1964

Collections[edit]

  • Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
  • Ford Foundation
  • Yale University Art Gallery
  • Mansfield State College
  • Standard Motors Products Corporation
  • Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co.
  • Miller Associates
  • Globus Travel, US Headquarters, Colorado
  • Pfizer corporate art collection

Grants and awards[edit]

  • Tiffany Fellowship 1942
  • Emily Lowe Foundation 1957
  • MacDowell Colony Fellowship 1972, 1973
  • Silvermine Guild 1954, 1958
  • Audubon Artist Annuals 1955, 1958, 1969
  • American Watercolor Society 1961, 1962
  • National Society Painters In Casein and Acrylic 1961, 1970

Plein Air Painting[edit]