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Robert Tracy

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Private Road Private Road

Watercolor

Unknown Benefactor Unknown Benefactor

Watercolor

Burning Leaves Burning Leaves

Oil on canvas

Hmm... Hmm...

Acrylic on maple hardwood

Girls Girls

Pastel on paper

The Book The Book

Pencil on vellum

Two Girls Two Girls

Pastel on paper

My Cat My Cat

Pastel on paper

The Illustrator The Illustrator

Pastel on paper

Steam to Nuclear Steam to Nuclear

Oil on canvas
Sold

Copy After Hasui, Evening Snow Copy After Hasui, Evening Snow

Oil on canvas
Sold

Farewell Fare Well

Pastel on paper
sold

Desert Cat Cat in the Desert

Pastel on paper
sold

I Am She I Am She

Silver point and copper point on watercolor paper
sold

Girls Hair Girl's Hair

graphite on paper
sold

Vietnamese Boat People Vietnamese Boat People

Pastel on paper
sold

Good Morning Good Morning

Oil on canvas
sold

Girl Working Girl Working

Oil on canvas
sold

Small Details Small Details

Pastel on paper
sold

Rearden Mills Rearden Mills

Pen and ink
sold

Frozen Train Frozen Train

Oil on canvas
sold

Girl Sleeping Girl Sleeping

Pastel on paper
sold

Defiant Captive Defiant Captive

Watercolor
sold

The Valley The Valley

Watercolor
sold

The Wind The Wind

Graphite
sold

Portrait of Lillian Gish Portrait of Lillian Gish

Silverpoint
sold

Fallen Leaf Fallen Leaf

Oil on canvas
In Private Collection

About Robert Tracy ~

Robert Tracy

The Art of Robert Tracy — An Appreciation.
by Robert Knapp, Ph.D.

Robert Tracy is a self-taught romantic-realist artist. At the time he began his art career, non-objective art held a near monopoly to the claim of serious art. The art schools were among the staunchest supporters of that monopoly. The choice was to get on board or go your own way. Robert Tracy went his own way.

He has mastered oils, water colors, pencil, silver point, and acrylics. He is equally at home with painting the human figure, still life, portraits, and landscapes. His style is marked by a focused clarity and a keen sense of balance. The subjects are attractive and are intended to be contemplated and enjoyed.

Tracy's art is not fashionable. It does not seek to shock, affront, distort, deconstruct, or dissolve. It seeks only to invite you in to share his world.

What is that world? For the most part, it is a world of peace and absorption. It is a world of people, and sometimes animals, who are intently focused on whatever they happen to be doing. A girl lovingly holds a cat. Or shoulders a miniature alligator. Or puts on makeup or an earring. Or contemplates a vista. Or reads. Or does homework. A cat stalks its prey. Or looks out the window. Or enters the house seeking attention. Though there can be drama, there is little conflict and usually no social interaction.

© 2000 Robert Knapp. All Rights Reserved

Mr. Tracy was born in Lafayette, Indiana in 1948.

He married his high school sweetheart, Linda, in 1969. They have two daughters: Gretchen, 37 and Heather, 34. Both daughters married U.S. Marines. Two grandchildren: Dominic (15) and Francesca (12) as of 2007.

Mr. Tracy served two tours in Vietnam with the Marines: 1st Reconnaissance Bn., '67-'68, and 1st Military Police Bn., '69-'70.