MFA 1968, Oxford Campus
Studio Art (Drawing and Painting)
Take PC: Open Book #4, 2020
Watercolor on paper
25 x 33 inches
Robert Lee Mejer is currently a Distinguished Professor of Art and Gray Gallery Curator-Founder since 1968 at Quincy University, Quincy, Illinois. He is a charter member in Watercolor USA Honor Society (WHS)-Board Member since 2000 and president 2012-2016. Mejer received the city of Quincy Arts Award as an individual artist in 1990. In April 2018, the Quincy Art Center held his 50-Year Retrospective (available on YouTube). Mejer is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art” and “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.”
I am a Geometric Abstract Intimist that operates out of a collage-space tradition. My watercolors emanate from small 6” x 4” paper collages. I express various emotional situations using a layering process in order to create visual drama via opposites, that equates to the pulse of life! I agree with Kandinsky that the circle is the most peaceful shape and that it represents the human soul. In my work, I hope TO PRESENT (inside to out) rather than REPRESENT (outside to in).