James Robie

1945 -

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James Robie, born James Wroblewski, in Buffalo, New York in 1945 is a Los Angeles an artist and graphic designer.  Known for his graphic design, including over 250 projects for the 1984 Olympic games and corporate design for Fortune 500 companies including Northrop Grumman, Teledyne and Atlantic Richfield, James Robie also has a list of accomplishments in the world of fine arts as well.  His paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in New York at the Graham Gallery and the National Academy and in Los Angeles at the Molly Barnes, Gerard John Hayes, Space, Jan Baum and Daniel Saxon galleries. He has exhibited his photography in galleries in Washington, Litchfield and Woodbury Connecticut. In 2011 he was honored with an exhibition, a 40 year survey of both his design and fine art that, was held at the California State University Northridge Art Galleries.
Educated as a painter, he studied with Harvey Breverman at the State University of New York at Buffalo (formally the Albright art school) and later with Richard Diebenkorn at UCLA. It was there he was awarded a Yale Fellowship to the Yale Art and Music program in Norfolk CT. and later did his graduate work at Yale University where he studied with Lester Johnson, Al Held and Jack Tworkof graduating with BFA and MFA degrees.
It might be said that he has led two separate lives, one as a graphic designer and one as a fine artist but I think it would be more accurate to say that he has lived one life as a complete artist forever pursuing creative solutions in the visual arts. 
These pursuits have led to a large diverse body of work that encompasses paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and graphics. This body of work that now spans over 4 decades is a testament to his commitment to creating a vision that is both exciting and timeless.

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