Born 1955 in Broken Bow, Nebraska. Lived and worked in New York.
Robert Terry received attention in the early 1980s for his vivid and colorful landscape paintings. His ability to combine neo-expressionism and realism makes his landscapes into mental as much as physical experiences. Initially his heavy impasto colors seem to embrace one another and then strongly emphasize their independence. At close range the interaction between the layers of paint makes the work abstract. When backing up, however, the muddle clears up and a painterly romantic landscape appears. With distinct connections to the Romanticism and its embracement of the timeless beauty of nature, Terry´s landscapes are a reminder of the continuous transformation of nature, it’s mortality and constant resurrection.
Robert Terry has had numerous exhibitions worldwide, including the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York and Eugene Binder Gallery in Marfa, Texas. Robert Terry has received The National Endowment for the Arts grant, US.
It is with great sadness we share the news that Robert Terry passed away in late March 2021.