ABOUT ROBERT E. MARX

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Robert E. Marx

1925 -

Robert Marx is an American figurative artist whose work is heavily influenced by elements of humanity, good and bad. He has a particular focus on some of the darker aspects because "while painful to express, these themes desperately need expression, and I have done it by creating my own visual language... Picasso was the first to paint a dismembered human body to convey a sense of futility. I also use symbols: mannequins, masks, and dangling limbs on puppet strings, as my visual 'shorthand' for the controlling forces which frustrate us all."

Born in Germany in 1925, Marx immigrated to the United States with his family in 1927. His works can be found in the collections of many museums, including but not limited to the Library of Congress, Hirschhorn Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art and the collections of Yale University, Oxford and Harvard.

WORKS BY MARX ROBERT E.