Robert Heindel was a visual artist and theater set designer who specialized in painting dancing figures. Robert Heindel was born in Toledo, Ohio in the year 1938.
Heindel is often credited for being the best painter of the dance genre. Over his career Heindel created more than 1300 paintings and drawings of dancers.
Heindel was perhaps the most famous attendee of the Famous Artist’s School based out of Wilton, Connecticut. The school was set up in 1948, and funded by many of the nations top illustrators including Norman Rockwell.
The artist’s work appeared in many of the top magazines of the 1980’s including Sports Illustrated, the Saturday Evening Post, and the Ladies Home Journal.
Robert Heindel passed away in 2005. He was 66 years old.
In 2011 the artist was elected to the Illustrators Hall of Fame.
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The artist often worked in watercolor but also used oils. Heindel also created lithographs and silkscreens.
In this clip a great interview with Robert Heindel talking about his work:
Heindel was collected my world leaders and political figures including Princess Di of Great Britain and the Imperial Royal Family of Japan, the Takamados.
Works by the artist are held in many prestigious collections including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., and the National Portrait Gallery in London, England.
Below the final painting of the artist is reviewed:
Robert Heindel was a very creative artist! Heindel incorporated many abstract qualities in his dancing figures. In his paintings one can see the influence of working in theater set and costume design in his work. If you enjoy this genre my favorite artist working with the dancer is the Canadian artist Cathy Daley.