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Rex Maurice Oppenheimer

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20170719162417-from_the_heart
From the Heart, 7/2017 Acrylic On Canvas 12"X16" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20170719162514-himalayan_foothills_-_india
Himalayan Foothills - India, 7/2017 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20170719162440-italian_vineyards
Italian Vineyards, 7/2017 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20170719162535-mae_sai__1_
Mae Sai Thailand, 7/2017 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20170505050812-vineyards
Vineyards, 3/2017 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20170227153540-the_good_life_at_le_lavandou__france
The Good Life in Le Lavandou, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20170611165221-california_wine_country
California Wine Country, 6/2017 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20170227153745-olive_trees_in_a_poppy_sea
Olive Trees in a Poppy Sea, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20170227153706-pleasant_parisian_scene__18_x24_
Pleasant Parisian Scene, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20170227153716-desert_wonder
Desert Wonder, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20170106154140-a_blackbird_tries_on_shoes
A Blackbird Tries on Shoes, Dec 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12"X16" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20170106154021-red
Red, Dec 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20161107161623-shopping_in_saint-tropez
Shopping in St. Tropez, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20170106154054-red_number_2
Red # 2, Dec 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20161109015236-the_writer_2
The Writer, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12"X16" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20161107161340-city_lights
City Lights, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12"X16" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20161107161417-guess_work
Guesswork, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12"X16" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20161006150849-leonard_cohen__following_the_pinball_muse
Leonard Cohen Following the Pinball Muse, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 14"X11" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20161006150703-women_in_the_rain
Women in the Rain, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 11"X14" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20161006150623-paris_essentials
Paris Essentials, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20161006150907-monument
Monument, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20161006150735-pleasant_parisian_scene__1_
Pleasant Parisian Scene, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 24"X18" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20161006150941-desert_blooms
Desert Blooms, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 11"X14" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160901182806-the_valley
The Valley, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160901182744-rue_poncelet_fruit_stand
Rue Poncelet Fruit Stand, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 16"X12" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160517213834-crazy_happy_poppies
CRAZY HAPPY POPPIES, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20140614174920-notre_dame_copy
Notre Dame, 06/2014
20160723075654-liberty_in_limbo
Liberty in Limbo, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 11"X14" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160606142743-my_paris_streets
Mes rues de Paris (My Paris Streets), 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 36"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160620201758-lonely_at_the_top
LONELY AT THE TOP, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X28" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160723075651-dancing_with_the_dragon_in_a_star_filled_night
Dancing with the Dragon, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 11"X14" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160620201442-can_t_make_it
CAN'T MAKE IT, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 11"X14" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160517214213-not_guilty
Not Guilty, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 16"X12" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160510183817-haute_couture
Haute Couture, 5/3/16 Acrylic On Canvas 24"X18" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160323151230-bright_night_palm_springs
Bright Night Palm Springs, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 24"X18" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160406142650-three_palms
Three Palms, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 36"X18" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160323151520-yellow_house__quiet_lane
Yellow House, Quiet Lane, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160406142547-fun_spring_night__palm_springs
Fun Spring Night Palm Springs, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X36" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160323151317-wind_phantoms
Wind Phantoms, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160323151607-joshua_tree
Joshua Tree, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 9"X12" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160323151447-moon_up__top_down
Moon Up Top Down, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160323151346-wild_ones
Wild Ones, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 24"X36" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160203163026-walls_and_shutters_sauveterre__france__acrylic_on_canvas__12_x16_
Walls and Shutters Sauveterre, France, 02/01/2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12"X16" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160205000946-dsc00737
Walking to Van Gogh's Grave, Auvers sur Oise, France, February 4, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 30"X40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160203163208-italian_landscape__1_
Italian Landscape, November 23, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 24 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160203163413-more_palms_out_back
More Palms out Back, November 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 16"X12" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160203163538-rex_mountain__red_trees
Red Mountain Red Trees, October 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12"X16" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20150911150624-coffee_in_paris
Coffee in Paris, 9/10/15 Acrylic On Canvas 16"X12" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160203163358-mid-century_sunrise
Mid-Century Sunrise, October 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 18"X24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160203163514-paris_gold
Paris Gold, January 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 9"X12" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160203163207-dancing_with_the_dragon_in_a_star_filled_night
Dancing with the Dragon on a star-filled night, January 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12"X16" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20150911150445-french_garden
French Garden, 8/28/15 Acrylic On Canvas 8"X10" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20150903220318-american_daydream
American Daydream, August 28, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 12"X16" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20150904224507-jumping_for_joy
Jumping for Joy, 09/3/15 Acrylic On Canvas 24"X18" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20150128000204-artist_at_work
Artist at Work, 01/05/15 Acrylic On Canvas 8" X 10" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20150128000252-mediterranean_melody
20150128000341-poppy_hallelujah_
Poppy Hallelujah , 11/10/14 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20150127235850-hemingway
Prelude to a Suicide, 01/10/15 Acrylic On Canvas 12" X 16" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20150128000303-palm_springs
Palm Springs, 12/20/14 Acrylic On Canvas 18" X 24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20150128000313-poppy_profusion
Poppy Profusion, 12/09/15 Acrylic On Canvas 18" X 24" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20150128000435-the_advisor
The Adviser, 9/18/14 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20160202164241-a_self
Quick Facts
Lives in
Palm Springs
Works in
Palm Springs
Tags
impressionism, figurative, landscape, modern, traditional
Rex Maurice Oppenheimer

Primarily self taught, Rex Maurice Oppenheimer has won awards as both an artist and writer. His writings include many nonfiction books and articles, poetry and lyrics for songs recorded on Capitol and Arista Records. His paintings have been exhibited in a variety of venues and purchased by collectors in the United States and abroad.


A dual French and American citizen, he has traveled extensively and lived on four continents. A combination of wanderlust, romanticism and artistic passion propelled him through a checkered past, which included everything from smuggling pre-Columbian art out of Mexico, songwriting in Los Angeles, vagabonding throughout India and across Asia, to living in London’s Belgravia replete with Rolls and chauffer.

Oppenheimer had won awards as an artist at an early age, but for whatever reason writing came to dominate his life for many years. The desire to paint, which had smoldered within, blazed forth some years ago when he was living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he met and studied briefly with the Artist Roger Williams. 



ARTIST STATEMENT:

Color and design are essential elements in my work, which while it has strong representational aspects, also incorporates large doses of abstraction and imagination.

 

I like abstract art, and I like representational art. I particularly like when the two meet. I hope to find the intersection of the unknown and the commonplace, to bring the soul of the mountain to the surface of its stones.

 

I know very well that galleries and critics like an artist to present groups of paintings whose similarity appears as an identifiable body of work. I understand and appreciate that, yet as an artist, although there are some rules and laws I must, or choose, to obey, that isn't one of them. I paint bold and fast, guided only by my love of creation.