Bankers Banquet
   Bankers Banquet

This drawing is from a series of truly outstanding work, by the well known ceramic master, Robert Rose. He dabbles in drawings, and has created this series, which is a kind of kitsch/lowbrow style. This drawing measures about 8.25" x 11.75, and is called "Best (pulp) Western Stories, Part I". It is from this artists Great American West series, which is outstanding work. To see the other works in this series, check out our other listings. There are many more works by this very talented artist. Here is some info on this amazing artist, and some excerpts from some essays, and artist statements:

Its said variety is the spice of life, and one should ' get out ' and taste life. Well I hardly need any encouragement to get out and taste life . Adventure and curiosity are in my blood.  My intention was to circle the globe and comprise a body of work derived from my experiences / exposure with the cultures I visited. Drawing influences from many aspects of each culture in an effort to respectfully perpetuate  those cultures, that they may live on, but also to spark an awareness in the viewers mind. I hope through my personal artistic style to capture the viewers attention ,make one stop and think, if only for a few moments one afternoon, that the many people who inhabit this planet live in very diverse ways. Cultural values run as deep as the history of the people. Pride comes with that identity, no matter how remote and isolated they may be. It seems the many festivals and elaborate ceremonies are merely ways to perpetuate the cultural identities of the people, and to express the pride in those values. But what was there in the beginning to help form those cultural identities?. Perhaps the environment contributes to that. Food sources, certainly faiths , and many other factors give a culture its individual identity, and so there are many vehicles through which all is expressed.  Crafts, architecture , carvings in wood and stone, though all are forms of utilitarian means, certainly ceramics has always been a big contributor.  Pottery for century's and to this very day has played an integral part of many cultures for their basic utilitarian uses. Whether it was crude pit-fired ware or something as fine as Chinese porcelain, with masterful glaze work. Often  the ceramics embodied the very identity of a culture. It was through these crafts that stories were told, values were expressed. The folklore and history were portrayed through these mediums.

My fascination is with seeing and experiencing this worlds’ diverse human expression and incorporating that into my work, much like a story teller. As I sculpt each vessel I am integrating elements of the culture for which the theme is based. So in the very essence of the form, are aspects which can be used to identify with, or relate to the people. Through a rich pictorial narrative which is woven across the surface of the vessel more of the story is portrayed.  Most of my time has been spent in S. E. Asia, and I unexpectedly found this to be a center for inspiration, that spans a vast area of the globe, and encompasses a great many fascinating cultures.

Robert Rose

Curriculum Vitae

Graduated from Evergreen Park High School 1980

DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois 1982

Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1984

Academy of Arts, San Francisco, CA. 1985

College of Marin, Kentfield, CA. 1991

Group exhibitions


Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA.


Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA.


CCACA; California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts; hosted by John Natsulouse Gallery, Davis, CA.


SF State group show, Forms and Figures.


CCACA; California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, hosted by John Natsulouse Gallery, Davis, CA.

Feats of Clay. Lincoln, CA.  


Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

Arnot Art Museum, Elmira ,NY.  Bi-annual exhibition 2005

Re-presenting Representation


Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

Erotic ART in Ceramics , juried show by Sandy Besser, hosted by Santa Fe Clay.


Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

DeYoung Art Museum, Diane and Sandy Besser exhibit, San Francisco, CA.

National Museum of Ceramic Research, Tempe, AZ.


MLA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.


A historical look at contrasts between Pre-Colombian works of Mexico, and contemporary works of America. Featuring the outstanding Olmec, Mixtec, Teotihuacan, and Aztec collection of Trent Buckman, and the contemporary ceramic works of Robert Rose

Strange Brew, National Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ.

Mindy Solomon Gallery, Palm Beach, FLA.


Ferrin Gallery, Pittfield, PA.

Kolva Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA.

Nude SOFA Chicago, Ferrin Gallery, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL.

ABF Resident Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT.

New Millenium in Clay, SNC, Incline Village, NV.


Currently working on a ceramic project commemorating the King of Thailand, which will be presented to King Bhumibol Adulyadej shortly.

MLA Gallery, Fall Brewery Artwalk, Los Angeles, CA.


'Art Space' at the Gate Village UAE, Dubai


Will be participating in the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, as an invited artist.

Honorable mentions

Feats of Clay, annual national contest; juried exhibit/ by Richard Notkin. Lincoln, CA.  , received honorable mention, 2003

‘Malloy Stevenson Award’ commissioned award plaques ABF


Diane and Sandy Besser Collection. San Francisco, CA, and

Santa Fe, N. M.

Gloria & Sonny Kamm Collection, Los Angeles, CA.

Garth Clark Collection, Santa Fe, N.M.

Claudia Tarrentino & Bill Abright Collection, CA.

Archie Bray Foundation permanent collection Helena, MT

Gloria & Sonny Kamm, teapot collection  Sparta,NC.

Claudia Terrintino & Bill Abright  collection  San Anselmo,CA.

Mindy Solomon  Solomon Gallery permanent collection, Palm Beach, FLA.

Dianne & Sandy Besser collection, Santa Fe, NM.

Gerald & Daphina Cramer collection

Museum of Modern Art,  Clark DelVecchio collection  Houston, TX.

Sushi Bistro, commission/ SF, CA.  a large animated fish w/sushi bar in      its belly.

DeYoung Museum / Besser  permanent collection   SF,CA.

National Museum for Ceramic Research  permanent collection

Tempe, AZ.

Claudia Terrintino/ Abright collection   San Anselmo, CA.

Item will be shipped free within the US. For international shipping, item will be shipped at flat rate of $75 worldwide. 


"I love latin art and would love to share my passion." - Mark Schneider, Gallery Director

I'm constantly acquiring new work and can help assist you in any questions you many have.
Send us an email me with the specifics or we can connect on Live Chat. We can help with your next great art acquisition.