Collector’s Choice: Robert Papp

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The still life paintings of Robert Papp capture the dream of life lived to the fullest, through a realistic painting style that exudes life, color, texture and vivacity.



These delectable paintings of fresh foods are thoughtfully and dynamically composed, with utmost attention given to the arrangement of natural objects. The wooden cutting boards, the towels and plates placed under the various fresh vegetables all add a tangible set for the placement of all the vegetables and fruits that almost literally sing in the Baroque lighting.



The peace and quiet of the soft light falling over his subject gives each painting a lush and alive presence very similar to  the paintings of Vermeer.   Robert didn’t list his favorite artist as Vermeer, but Vermeer might list Robert Papp as his favorite artist, if he was still living, that is.



And the foods themselves rush forward to your eyes with their detailed capture of cruciferous stalks and leaves, bulbs and citrus delights. The use of bold, yet natural color captures the freshness of the living objects and sends an immediate tactile response to the viewer’s nervous system.  In Robert’s paintings, color, light and texture resonates directly with the joy and pleasure centers in the brain.


Written by Janis Kirstein




About Robert Papp

“If you’ve found me here, you must have seen my art somewhere. Maybe on a book cover? Maybe in a children’s book? Or most likely, on the cover of Cooks Illustrated Magazine.

Over the years I have painted just about everything, but these days I am happy pushing paint around and creating art that makes people smile.”  Robert Papp


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“I thank all of you who take the time to contact me and tell me that something I have painted made you happy. It makes ME happy and makes long hours so worth it.

I live in bucolic Bucks County, PA, with my author / artist wife, Lisa, and 3 cats who think I only exist to feed them.”  Robert Papp

You can also see my work and purchase reproductions here……..





Factoids about Robert from Robert:


• Most of my clothes are covered in oil paint. I am incredibly messy.

• Painting with your fingers is perfectly acceptable.

• My artwork has hung in the U.S. Capitol building and has been in Time magazine.

• My wife likes broccoli on her pizza.

• Favorite artist: N.C. Wyeth.





• I don’t swim but I love the ocean.

• My hobbies are building furniture, and spending time with my family.

• Actually, I should have said that my favorite artist is my wife. And yes, she is my favorite author as well.

• I love hearing from people and always try to answer in a timely manner.

• I believe everyone should be doing the work that they love, since I am able to. Dream.”

By Robert Papp

Robert and a couple of his paintings. Click thumbnails to enlarge.

Story Illustrations by Robert Papp

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These are some  illustrations  by Robert Papp. To see more of his illustrations visit his website.







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