Robert Bean

Robert grew up on the pulpy pages of comic books, spending the hot and humid Arkansas summers reading stories of heroes and hardships and everything in between. This love of story grew alongside his love of drawing, forming a deep and solid foundation for creative sensibilities to build on. This love of story followed him through his studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he received his degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Drawing. Robert has exhibited his visual narratives in exhibitions around the nation, and several of his works are in collections both private and public around the country. He currently serves as the Chair of the Painting and Drawing Departments of the Windgate Art School of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts where he helps to design course curriculum and teach drawing and painting. Robert also serves as an instructor of drawing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A recent recipient of the Artist Individual Fellowship award from the Arkansas Arts Council, Robert lives and works in Little Rock, slinging stories on canvas and paper in his studio.