Robert Armetta: Classical Realist

Robert Armetta earned his master’s degree in fine art from the New York Academy of Art, rounding out his formal education with exposure to 20th-century principles and themes. “The Academy was basically the antithesis of my atelier schooling,” he recalls. “Nevertheless, it was important in my development as an artist because, while I believe it’s crucial to comprehend the world around us and the times we live in, what I ultimately found out—through an eclectic course of study—is that I have a classical temperament that lends itself to a particular type of painting.” Armetta has exhibited at the Allen Sheppard, Grenning, Arcadia, John Pence, Seraphin and Nabi galleries, the National Academy of Design in New York City and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana. Learn more about him and his atelier at and

To read more about Armetta see the October 2009 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Here is some art that didn’t appear in the issue.

Sweet William (oil, 16×20)

Ted (oil, 36×27½)

Autumn (oil, 12×16)

Pink Hat (oil, 30×24)

Peaches (oil on panel, 16×20)

Mums and Button Poms (oil, 20×18)


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