Arcadia Fine Arts was founded in 1998 with the goal of creating a showcase for contemporary, representational artwork.
The gallery is internationally known for presenting acclaimed and distinguished painters including Malcolm T. Liepke, Jeremy Lipking, Ron Hicks, Daniel Sprick and many others. In addition to featuring established painters, the gallery takes great pride in providing a launching pad for younger, emerging artists who are poised to become tomorrow's masters.
The gallery is open seven days a week and is also a prominent exhibitor at many, international art fairs. Our website: www.arcadiacontemporary.com, is frequently updated and includes a full overview of one-person and group exhibitions as well as new arrivals to the gallery's inventory. Please feel free to call or email us if you have any questions regarding any of our artists.
Robert LiberaceBiography of the Artist
"Female Figure With Drape"
Oil on board
13.5" x 8"
Pursuing a career as an artist is a relatively new ambition for Robert Liberace, whose goals were athletics until he started art classes as an undergraduate at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. "I was a starry-eyed recruit for the baseball team until I enrolled in an introductory figure drawing class. We worked from live models," he recalls. "I was fascinated." His drawing professor, Bill Woodward, both encouraged Liberace's enthusiasm for studying anatomy and Renaissance art. He also spent time with Kent Marlow, he says, absorbing Marlow's "extraordinary powers of observation." After being instructed and encouraged by artists he admired, Liberace knew he had to develop what he had thought was just and "aptitude for art." Liberace decided to continue his art studies at the university, earning his M.F.A. degree in May of 1993. Since then, he has followed the lead of those he most admires by becoming an instructor. He currently teaches anatomy and advanced figure drawing in Virginia. "Teaching has enhanced my own education," he says. "It's great to see my students excited by the same works I find so interesting." While Liberace has gained some exposure through exhibitions of his work across the country, he seems determined, however, to continue placing an emphasis on his education. Liberace explains that currently he is "exploring a number of disciplines, especially sculpture and fresco painting. I'm hoping that experimentation in different mediums will help me define a strong direction for my future works."