Robert Schaar's father owned and raced thoroughbreds, Schaar's childhood memories are reflected in many of his thoroughbred works which, in addition to the Kentucky Derby Museum, hang in private collections throughout the world.
Robert Schaar is a nationally-recognized painter whose representational style has been described as “deceptively loose and spontaneous.” He is well known for his portrayal of a variety of subjects including American and European scenes, as well as his colorful depiction of thoroughbred racing and golfing.
Robert Schaar was born in Pasadena and raised in Arcadia where his father owned and raced thoroughbreds. He received his training in the early 1950’s at the Art Center School of Design where he was a fine arts major.
Upon conclusion of his Korean War tour of duty in the U.S. Navy where he served as staff artist at the U.S. Naval Training Center in San Diego, he completed his art apprenticeship in Europe and in Los Angeles, California. He immediately began an art career and has been working in oils and acrylics.
Robert Schaar has gained an international reputation as one of the most exciting and versatile artists of our time, and he is not looking to slow down anytime soon.
Robert Schaar is not only known for his American fine art paintings of cityscapes, landscapes, and portraits, but he is also know very well as a sports artist. Capturing images of riders at horse tracks, sailboats racing and professional golfing... Schaar's beautiful touch and brushstroke never disappoints!
Below are some of our favorite sport artist images from the fine art paintings of Robert Schaar Galleries.
Robert Schaar Fine Art Orange County - American Fine Art Paintings
April 28, 2018
Painting famous people, significant events, and a wide range of subject matter, Robert Schaar has brush-stroked his way to an international reputation as one of the most exciting and versatile artists of our time.
His portrait subjects have included President Gerald Ford; former Chairman Chief's of Staff, General David C. Jones; jockey, Bill Shoemaker; baseball great Duke Snider and Challenger Space Shuttle Astronaut Christa McAuliffe. His work has depicted the excitement of the Kentucky Derby and provided the official poster for the 1992 U.S. Open Golf Championship. Schaar has won many gold medals in juried art shows and is one of an...