Bob Graham or Bobby G. as he is known online, was born in Canton, Texas in 1947. He studied art at NorthTexasState for four years. In 1970 Bob traveled north to Provincetown Ma. There he studied with the famous Impressionist painter Henry Hensche at the CapeSchool. Hensche was the student of Charles Webster Hawthorne himself the student of William Merritt Chase. Bobby G. started teaching in 1974 and has lived and worked in New Orleans for more than 30 years.
1990: Knickerbocker Artists, New York- Best of Show
1990: American Realism Competition, Parkersburg, WV- Top Merit Award
1989: Pastel Society of America, New York - Elevated to Master Pastellist
1989: Texas and Neighbors Art Show, Irving, TX- Best of Show
1988: American Artists Professional League, New York: Best of Show
1988: Allied Artists of America, New York -Southern Artist Award
1987: Salmagundi Open, New York -Best of Show
1984: Kansas Pastel Society National Show, Wichita, KS -Best of Show
Knowing Is Loving, The Similarities of Raja Yoga and Art
by Bob Graham
Published: July 19, 2013.
Becoming a yogi is probably a good example for any role of life, except the criminal, but the parallels with becoming a painter are particularly fun. Yoga, literally ‘union with God’ actually makes any endeavor better but then so does art. The craving for "newness" is in all of us. Usefulness is the most basic urge. "Knowing Is Loving" is about treating life in an honest way to achieve harmony.
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