“Decoration has always had its own agenda, the sincere and unabashed offering of pleasure and solace.”
Robert Kushner is an American contemporary painter who was born in Pasadena, California in 1949 and lives and works in New York City today. He is most known for his involvement in the Pattern and Decoration art movement in the 1970s. In addition to painting he creates large scale public installations in a variety of mediums.
Kushner’s work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe, and Japan and Italy. He was the subject of solo exhibitions at both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum in New York.
We created a still life inspired by Kushner. We used collage elements in our background and then layered paint, oil pastels, and chalk pastels over top. They were a bright spot in our spring line-up!