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Robert Forman

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Squirrel, 2013 String Picture 22 X 30 © 2013
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Surveillance, 2012 String Picture 45 X 18 © 2012
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String Theory, 2012 24 X 40 © 2012
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Family, 2011 String Picture 24 X 32 © 2011
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Key, 2010 String Picture 18 X 45 © Robert Forman 2010
Infestation
Infestation, 2010 String Picture 18 X 45 © Robert Forman 2010
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Pussy, 2009 String Picture 24 X 24 © Robert Forman2009
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Dad, 2009 String Picture 15 X 36 © Robert Forman 209
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Amelia, 2009 String Picture 24 X 40 © Robert Forman 2009
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AmeliaHannah, 2008 String Picture 8 X 10 © © Robert Forman 2008
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Dutch Wife, 2008 String Picture 32 X 20 © Robert Forman 2008
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Les Demoiselles ‘dAvigon revisited , 2007 String Picture 32 X 20 © Robert Forman 2007
Dogwalking
Dog Walking, 2007 String Picture 20 X 30 © Robert Forman 2007
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China Town, 2006 String Picture 18 X 48 © Robert Forman 2006
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Driving, 2005 String Picture 16 X 56 © © Robert Forman 2005
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Spanish Lessons, 2003 String Picture 24 X 36 © © Robert Forman 2003
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Frame Shop, 2003 String Picture 18 X 30 © Robert Forman 2003
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Vision, 2002 String Picture 34 X 32 © Robert Forman 2002
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Nierica, 1994 String Picture 60" in Diameter © Robert Forman 1994
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The Visible Vagina, 2009 String Picture 24 X 24 © Robert Forman 2009
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Work in Progress, 2011 String Picture 24 X 32 © Robert Forman 2011
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Family, 2011 String Picture 24 X 32 © 2011
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String Picture 24 X 32 © ©Robert Forman 2011
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Wirikuta, 2011 String Picture 8 X 10 © Robert Forman 2011
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String Theory, 2012 String Picture 24 X 40 © 2012
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Surveillance, 2012 String Picture 45 X 18 © 2012
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Squirrel, 2013 String Picture 22 X 30 © 2013
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Hoboken Station String Picture 30 X 40 © Robert Forman
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Wild Thing, 2013
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Six Pack, 2014
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String Theory String Picture 24 X 40 © Robert Forman 2012
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Pet, 2016
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Black and Blue, 2015 Yarn Painting 18 X 45 © Robert Forman 2015
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
USA
Birth year
1953
Lives in
USA
Works in
USA
Schools
The Cooper Union School of Art, BFA
Representing galleries
Francis M Naumann Fine Art
Tags
thread painting painting, figurative, mixed-media, surrealism
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 String Pictures, History and Technical Information

I began making yarn paintings in 1969 while still in High School. I had been fooling around with paint in my parent's basement when one day I incorporated my mother's embroidery thread into a collage.

In college at The Cooper Union I first kept yarn painting to my self. My professors preferred my drawings to my paintings. My painting professor, Jack Whitten, asked what we did during vacation. I volunteered that I'd spent the vacation working on a project but it wasn't exactly painting. After visiting my studio Jack told me to stick to string and he would consider them paintings.  

 I have received Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts,The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. In 1992 I traveled to Mexico as a Fulbright Fellow to meet and talk shop with fellow yarn painters among the Huichol, an indigenous people working in a similar medium.

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