Robert E. Marx was born in Germany in 1925. He moved to the United States in 1927. He is part of a small group of important American figurative artists who comment on what it means to be human in an inhuman age. A kindred spirit with such great but often overlooked social protest artists like Leonard Baskin and Leon Golub, Marx’s work speaks only to those who wish to be challenged by an artist’s idea — those who seek an intense and enduring dialogue with works of art. His art is intense. His paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures can seem dark and brooding with their somber colors and pale expressions. The ethereal figures seem to confront you with their gaze, but they are also looking for empathy. His intention with this body of work is to address the human experience, which at times can be a dark subject. He has shown his work internationally and is represented in major museum collections including The Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Art, Whitney Museum of Art, Memorial Art Gallery, the Seattle Art Museum, among many others.
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