contact name: Robert Bausch
1574 Lakeview Curve
Eagan MN 55122
Robert Bausch developed interest in painting while growing up in his home state of Nebraska. He attended sculpture, drawing and photography classes at Creighton University and graduated with a degree in Journalism in 1974. Although he had no further formal instruction and little practice for thirty years, he remained passionate about painting, sculpture and photography. In 2001 - as part of his personal journey in recovery - he began to draw, paint with watercolor and acrylics, and shoot photographs. Since then, in addition to enjoying drawing and painting, he has taken over 25,000 photographs of the sky - primarily in Minnesota.
"The sky is the source of virtually all natural light, and so, for me it warrants extensive study and understanding in order to create both photographs and paintings that reflect that "momentary experience" we frequently have when fully present before all the intense natural grandeur around us."
"I shoot photos of the sky daily, completely on impulse, whenever the opportunity is provided - rarely going out of my way to capture whatever is going on in the sky. I simply ‘pull over' and take the shot. The point is, that we are provided a new, lovely sky each moment of the day. Each one is unique, an original, and will never be seen again. It's a payoff for living in the now. So, look up!"
Contributing influences include sculptor Leland L. Lubbers; photographer Don Doll; painters Maynard Dixon, Karl Bodmer, Nicolai Fechin; architect Robert Venturi; architect and artist Dennis L. Raynor.
Country of Citizenship:
March 7, 1952