Buhler, Robert (1916-89)

(1916-1995) Robert Buhler’s work encompasses portraiture and landscape. He was proficient in oil, pastel and on silkscreen. His paintings often convey a mood of peace, and are sometimes tinged with melancholy. His touch was unfailingly sensitive; his intricate brushstrokes map out areas which flicker with many different integrated colours, in the manner of Bonnard. The holder of many important commissions – such as the 1969 portrait of Australian art dealer Rex Nan Kivell – Buhler’s work now hangs in Tate Britain and sells in West End art galleries. In 1983 an oil painting by Buhler, a Royal Academician, earned him the Hunting Art Prize.

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