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Robert Liberace

Robert Liberace (born January 2, 1967 in Pomona, New York) is an American realist artist. He attended the George Washington University, from which he received both his bachelor of liberal arts and masters of fine arts degrees. There he was also a recipient of a Morris Louis scholarship. Among his teachers was the painter Frank Wright, who he credits with having instilled into him a love of the old masters.Accomplished in both sculpture and painting, as a portraitist his commissioned subjects have included former president George H.W Bush, ambassador Sol Linowitz, former United States National Portrait Gallery director Marc Pachter, the National Symphony Orchestra cellist Steven Honigberg, the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital patron Farid Srour and General Wallace M. Greene, the last of which resides in the Vermont State House. His sculptural commissions include the Our Lady of Vailankanni in marble, and the terracotta rendering of Mother Teresa for the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington, DC. He has been proclaimed by the Art Renewal Center to be one of several score of current "accredited", "living masters". In 2003 the National Portrait Society awarded him their grand prize.Liberace's work has been written about extensively by M. Stephen Dougherty, the executive editor of American Artist magazine. He is represented by the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA and Charleston, South Carolina, the John Pence gallery in San Francisco, and the Legacy gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona He teaches at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, which was founded and headed by the late renowned painter Nelson Shanks, and the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. He also holds painting and sculpture workshops in locations throughout the United States and abroad.Robert Liberace resides in Vienna, Virginia with his wife, the illustrator and artist Lina Liberace, and their two daughters. He is distantly related to the famed pianist Liberace.His mother is the poet Maire Liberace.

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