Peters, Robert

Peters, Robert

Robert Peters
Born 1960 in Rochester, New York; lives in Prescott, Arizona

Mimbres Pueblo Life
2021, oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches

The Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) cultures of the Southwest have fascinated and inspired me for over 50 years. One such culture is known as the Mogollon [mug-ee-OWN], whose region once covered what is now eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. A cultural subgroup within the Mogollon known as the Mimbres is most notably recognized for their highly detailed and accomplished earthenware pottery. One such vessel, an antelope effigy canteen, is depicted in the painting Mimbres Pueblo Life. Animal effigies and anthropomorphic figures were routinely used by the Mimbres to decorate their various ceramics.

ROBERT PETERS is a landscape and still life painter with a career spanning more than thirty-five years. He has regularly contributed to museum exhibitions such as the Quest for the West, Prix de West, and Masters of the American West. Robert’s paintings have earned serious recognition by collectors and his works are included in numerous private, corporate, and museum collections. Robert is a former award winning freelance illustrator who was represented in New York City.

Born in upstate New York and raised in Phoenix, Arizona Robert credits his early memories of the Arizona desert with sparking a passion for the outdoors. His extensive travels throughout the American Southwest instilled a love for nature. Enthusiasm and respect for the natural world continue to be the driving forces behind his landscape paintings.

Robert’s life in the west included some time in southwestern Colorado where he and his wife, Nanette, raised paint horses. After spending a few years living on the central California coast, the couple and their two children have moved back home to the Arizona high country near Prescott. “The western landscape is an endless source of inspiration to me,” Robert says. “I draw strictly from my own observations, which imparts an authentic and natural quality to my paintings. If something is in one of my paintings, I’ve been there and I’ve experienced it.”

Notable Awards and Achievements
2011      Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Victor Higgins Award of Distinction
2009     Selected as a judge for the Cowboy Artists of America show, Phoenix Art Museum
2006     U.S. Department of State, Art in the Embassies
2006     Scottsdale Gallery Association, Best of Scottsdale Art-Walk, Landscape
2000    National Park Service, Arts for the Parks, Top 100
1992     Communication Arts, Annual Illustration Competition
1991     Society of Illustrators, Annual Exhibition, Award of Merit (also 1989, 1987, 1986)

Selected Publications
Fine Art Connoisseur
Art of the West
Cowboys & Indians
Equine Image
Paitn Horse Journal
Persimmon Hill Magazine
Southwest Art
Western Art Collector
Western Horseman
Wildlife Art

Gallery Representation
Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Pitzer’s Fine Art, Wimberley, Texas