BOB PEJMAN - ROMANTIC REALISM SERIES

Sebonack
afternoon in venice
afternoon tea
apollo and daphne
bellagio cafe
lake como villa
bellagio village
capri rendezvous
capri terrace
green door in capri
lake como terrace
bellagio memories
lakeside vineyard
morning reflections
santorini villa
passage to san marco
rendezvous in venice
sorrento sunrise
springtime in new york
terrace in bellagio
tuscany village
still life with turkish rug
room with a view
tea in italian garden
nich
varenna vila
villa in capri
varenna reflections
tuscany window 2
tuscany window
Villa Tuscano
Memory of a Vanished Empire - Persepolis
A Distant Garden
Springtime in Persepolis
Amalfi Arbor
Varenna Vista


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Artist Bio

Artist Bob Pejman was surrounded by art and culture from an early age. The son of an operatic composer and a concert musician, he spent his early childhood in Vienna, and then by way of England moved to the United States in 1976. Bob Pejman began painting by the age of seven, and by the time he was sixteen had won numerous awards in group exhibitions.

However, despite his art instructor's insistence for him to pursue an education and career in art, Pejman decided to enter the field of business management.

Upon his graduating from Rutgers University and after numerous years of employment at leading Software companies, Pejman secured a position as a Vice president of Marketing at Information Resources Inc, a global market research company.

However, it was not until 1988 when Pejman decided to return to the art world by opening up an art gallery. As a result of his direct exposure to fine art and contact with European masters whom he was representing at the gallery, he decided to start painting again. In 1991 he began his two year formal studies with the world renowned Russian artist, Anatoly Ivanov. Later he attended the prestigious New York Art Students league as well as furthering his studies with the impressionist master, Ovanes Berberian.

In 1995, the artist founded Pejman Editions, an art publishing company that would be dedicated to publishing and distributing hand embellished canvas limited editions of his works. In 1999 Pejman left his corporate career to pursue his art and publishing career on a full time basis. Among his art instructors, Ivanov influenced Pejman the most by inspiring him to use the techniques of old masters such as Michelangelo and Rafael. Employing these almost forgotten techniques, Pejman skillfully blends impressionistic colors and techniques to achieve a classical but yet contemporary style.

Pejman's style is influenced by such artists as Sir Alma Tadema, Thomas Cole, and Maxfield Parrish. All of them sharing the attributes of technical mastery, form, and perspective. While the influence of these masters is evident in Pejman's works, it is through his unique arrangement and depiction of the subject matters that he achieves a distinctive style. One can classify his style as romantic realism, which he interestingly enough achieves by portraying beauty and solitude.

In his works, Bob Pejman creates idyllic, tranquil worlds. “There are no people in my paintings, so you can imaging yourself in the scenes”, explains the artist. “The scenes are already romantic, but my idea is to make them even more so”. In doing so, he pushes the colors to make them more intense and exaggerates the sunlight.

"I don't simplify the shapes. You get into the cracks and feel the structures and the stones," he says, considering them to be marks of cultivated wisdom rather than declination. There is romance in history, and Pejman reminds the viewer of classic beauty and emotions that transcend time, all inherent to such places as the Mediterranean.

Since his first one-man exhibition in 1993, Pejman has received national and international attention. His works were chosen to be made into jacquard loom tapestries in Paris, France and distributed through Design Toscano in Chicago. Wall size murals are published by Verkereke in Germany, and Portal Publications in San Francisco is publishing a series of graphics. Pejman's works can be found in many prestigious galleries and private collections through the world. He has exhibited in New York, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Los Angeles and other major cities.