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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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ARTIST WHO ‘CAME TO THE PARTY LATE’
Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of artist Robert Green, who hails from the United Kingdom, at its New York City Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. This exhibit will present a variety of the more iconic landmark buildings around New York City, as seen by this Englishman, and will be on display from August 1 through 31--Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, August 10, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Born in Bolton, Lancashire in the United Kingdom, Robert Green enjoyed a pleasant childhood but did not exhibit any early interest in art. Then, at school, one of his teachers saw his artistic potential and encouraged him to study advertising design. This led to his being accepted into the Bolton College of Art, and to the beginning of a career that would take him to Madison Avenue in New York, NY. He worked for many years as an art director and creative director at some of New York’s well-known advertising agencies, including TBWA.
“You could say I came to the party late,” the artist says. “I worked hard at my advertising career and only started painting seriously about seven years ago.” His “second” career quickly took off, and he began exhibiting in some of London’s most prestigious galleries, like the Bankside and the Mall. Two years ago, he won first prize in the Winsor and Newton 21st Royal Watercolor Society painting competition at the Bankside Gallery for his painting Milk.
This is Mr. Green’s first exhibition in New York, and Berkeley College is pleased to welcome him. For more details about the exhibit, please e-mail Berkeley Gallery Curator Robert Keiber at rjk@BerkeleyCollege.edu. or call 212-252-2065.
Photo Caption: Katz’s Deli, from artist Robert Green’s exhibit is on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City, from August 1 through 31.
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