Coming Forward, n.d.
acrylic on wood panel
Courtesy of the Artist
Opening Reception Saturday, March 20, 6 pm - 8 pm
Gallery Talks Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 12 pm and Sunday, May 16, 2010, 3 pm
Robert Collins was born in 1953 and earned his BFA (1976) and MFA (1978) from Boston University. He studied under renowned artists such as James Weeks, David Ratner, Reed Kay, Morton Sacks, Philip Guston, Iso Papo, Harold Tovish, Robert DiRista, David Lund, Sidney Hurwitz, Joseph Ablow, Dorothy Bruce, and Jack Kramer.
He teaches drawing and painting courses at Rhode Island College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Danforth Museum School, the Brookline Arts Center, and the Merrimac Center for Professional Development. He has also taught at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. In 2002, He was inducted into Who’s Who Among American Teachers for his contributions in Fine art and Industrial Design.
In addition to teaching, Robert Collins experiences include industrial design positions. As a Senior Designer for the Hasbro Toy Company in Pawtucket, RI, he was responsible for product design and development of product lines including “My Little Pony,” “Jem,” “Charmkins,” and “Get in Shape Girl.” He was a Senior Design Director for Bradford Novelty Company in Bellingham, MA and American Manufacturing in Boston, MA, and a commercial artist and layout designed for Sears Roebuck and Company.
Robert Collins exhibits throughout the New England area. His paintings and drawings have been displayed in the Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, the G. Watson Gallery, Stonington, Maine, the DeBlois Gallery, Newport, Rhode Island, the Bromfield Gallery, Boston, and the Danforth Museum of Art.
Additional work can be viewed at robertcollinspaintings.com.