Robert Addison

Master of light and shadow

Painting by Robert Addison, Circuses Past

Displaying a fascination with light and shadow, Robert Addison (1924-1988) captivated audiences with his haunting, realistic views of a vanished past by evoking mood with atmosphere to portray his unique perspective. Considered one of the greatest American realist painters of the 20th century, Mr. Addison displayed a technical brilliance that separated him from contemporaries and distinguished him as an artist with remarkable gifts. Discover even more about Robert Addison by visiting

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Evoking mood with atmosphere to portray a unique perspective

 Robert Addison's masterful use of light is what made his work new and exciting and lifted him above the technical brilliance he shared with others, consequently separating his works from that of other realists.