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Rex Maurice Oppenheimer

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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
20161107161623-shopping_in_saint-tropez
Shopping in St. Tropez, 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 18"x24" © 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
20150128000208-malibu
Malibu, 01/03/15 Acrylic on Canvas 8" X 10" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20150128000146-almost_alone
Almost Alone, 12/24/14 Acrylic on Canvas 8" X 10" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20140909180944-two_trees_in_france__acrylic_on_canvas__30_x40_
Two Trees in France, 09/01/2014 Acrylic 30" X 40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20140830232027-metro
METRO, 08/03/2014 ACRYLIC 30" X 40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20140830232049-pathway_to_monet_s_studio
Pathway to Monet's Studio, 08/05/2014 Acrylic 30" X 40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20140722235140-canal_st
Canal St. Martin, 07/22/14 Acrylic 30" X 40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20140526155117-poppies_galore
Poppies Galore, 05/24/14 Acrylic 30" X 40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20140531181909-brasserie
Brasserie at Night, 5/31/14 Acrylic 30" X 40" © Rex Maurice Oppenheimer
20130529033309-la_cote_d_azur__acrylic_on_canvas__18_22_x_24_22
La Cote d'Azur Acrylic 18" X 24"
20131116025219-sunlit_village__acrylic_on_canvas__30__x_40_
Sunlit Village Acrylic 30 X 40
20130721001727-escape_from_algiers_
Escape from Algiers, July 2013 Acrylic 18" X 24"
20140125045621-_igp3992
A Good Day, 2014 Acrylic 18" X 24"
20130529034251-dinner_in_le_lavandou__acrylic_on_canvas_panel__6_22_x_12_22
Dinner in Le Lavandou Acrylic 12" X 6"
20160202164241-a_self
Quick Facts
Lives in
Palm Springs
Works in
Palm Springs
Tags
impressionism, figurative, landscape, modern, traditional
Statement

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:

The ineffable echoes through the colors and shapes of the ordinary scenes and objects I paint. A brushstroke, a shape of color, can evoke feeling beyond it’s meaning. I like abstract art, and I like representational art. I particularly like when the two meet. I was greatly influenced by the Impressionists. 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 painted in oil for some years, yet circumstances brought me to experimenting with acrylics in 2012. I have come to love them. I paint bold and fast, love to create color, or discover color in all substances and surfaces.

In painting things I see, I am deconstructing them into shapes of color. Brushstrokes coalesce those color shapes on the canvas to create thoughts and feelings beyond the image we have given a name, a body of reality around an abstract heart.