About the Artist
(1930 - 2010)Born in Chicago in 1930, Robert Natkin encountered Abstract Expressionism in 1949 through an article in Life magazine. At that time a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, he later lived briefly in New York, where he felt deeply influenced by Willem de Kooning’s paintings. Natkin’s style evolved through several series of paintings, sometimes revisited. As influences that have affected his work Natkin names American jazz vocalists such as Nina Simone and Billie Holliday as well as Post-Impressionist, Cubist and Abstract Expressionist painters.
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