Rob Liberace’s work is inspired by centuries of knowledge and skill exemplified by the great masters. He strives to combine his fascination with anatomy, art history and technique to produce work in a variety of disciplines including drawing, watercolor, painting and sculpture.
Rob is perhaps best known for the movement and draftsmanship of his figure work. American Art Collector published an article on his figure drawings and paintings in their March 2010 issue in which gallery owner Steven Diamant is quoted: "When you consider that almost one -third of all the drawings we have sold in the gallery were acquired by other artists of the caliber of Jeremy Lipking and Graydon Parrish, you can see why we call him 'The Artist's Artist'. Very few contemporary talents have the skill to depict the human figure on the level of Robert Liberace." Rob was selected as a professional member of the American China Oil Painting Artists League and has participated in their shows in New York and Bejing.
Rob was selected as a professional member of the National Sculpture Society. He has created a series of carved marble reliefs which are now permanently located in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. A life sized marble statue of Mother Teresa also stands in the Shrine, based on Robert's design. Rob also sculpted a fifteen foot crucifix which hangs above the alter in a "Our Lady of Mercy" church in Potomac, Maryland.
Rob is known for his inspiring and informative teaching style. He teaches at The Art League of Virginia and holds workshops throughout the United States and abroad. He regularly tours students through the great museums of Europe, garnering from his extensive
knowledge of the old European masters. American Artist's Workshop Magazine featured one of his Ireland workshops in their Spring 2006 issue. He pioneered one of the first online teaching courses for American Artist magazine which included live webinars and critiques. He regularly teaches for their annual "Weekend with the Masters" workshops. Responding to the growing need for classical art instruction, Liberace Studio has produced a series of tutorial dvds in which Rob demonstrates painting and drawing techniques focusing on figure, portrait and anatomy. Rob also has written informational articles for both American Artist and The Artist's magazines.