Robert Weaver (1935-2018)
With a highly expressionistic and very personal vision, Weaver has become one of the Midwest’s most celebrated artists. Weaver was born in Stilwell Kansas, and received his BA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his BFA from the University of New Mexico in 1965. He went on to receive his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1968.
Weaver has worked in a variety of mediums and techniques: ink, charcoal, lithograph, oil paint, woodcut, pencil and pastel. Though he briefly experimented with abstraction in the 1950s and 1960s, Weaver is best known for his realistic and intimate portraiture and subjects taken from nature. These works are deeply connected to his own history and his experiences growing up in rural Kansas.