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Chapman Gallery celebrates Seufert’s 50 years as oil painter



An exhibition and retrospective of the 50 years Robert Seufert has spent in the fine arts runs through May 31, at Chapman Gallery in Doylestown.

Chapman Gallery, 46 E. State St., Doylestown, presents an exhibition and retrospective of the 50 years Robert Seufert has spent in the fine arts, running through May 31.

While living in New York City, at age 7, Seufert said, his parents found his first art instructor. The family moved to Levittown, Pa., in 1958.

In 1964, Ronald Keyes became Seufert’s art teacher and mentor, teaching him “the most unusual technique of painting in oils by exclusively working with a painting knife.”

Seufert went to college, majoring in art, in the late 60s, but he never discontinued the painting method that Keyes taught him.

He majored in Graphic Design and Illustration because abstract and non-objective oil painting was in vogue at Tyler, at the time. He said the choice was not his preference.

After graduating from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Seufert decided to pursue a fine art career in oil painting.

From the 1970s through the 1990s, he combined exhibiting in outdoor art fairs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, with competing in national, regional and local juried shows. He won numerous prizes, including many Best of Show and first prizes.

Seufert also exhibited his work in various commercial art galleries locally and across the country, along with self-promoting/selling of his paintings, prior to being represented by galleries.

He and his wife, Alice Olson, combined their talents to teach art classes.

In the 50 years since Seufert started his career as an artist, he has sold well over 90 percent of the more than 2,000 works which he has placed for sale.

The lion’s share of his subject matter over the years has been landscapes, especially scenes of Bucks County.

For information, call 215-348 -2011 or visit the gallery online.

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