Robert Kippur American 1944-2015 Untitled (Fireflies), 1983 Oil on canvas 56 ½ x 85 in. Signed and dated: R Kippur, Aug 83
Robert Kippur American 1944 – 2015 Untitled (White Hands) Oil on canvas 90 x 75 in.
Robert Kippur American 1944 – 2015 Untitled (Unity) Oil on canvas 64 x 90 in.
Robert Kippur American 1944 – 2015 Untitled (Family), 1983 Oil on canvas 56 ½ x 85 in. Signed and dated: R Kippur, March 83
Robert Kippur American 1944 – 2015 Untitled (Geometry) Oil on canvas 56 1/2 x 85 in.
Robert Kippur ( American, 1944 -2015) Untitled (Polar Bear, circa 1985 Oil on canvas 30″ H. x 40″ W. inches
Robert Kippur (American, 1944-2015) Untitled (Figures and Wolves, circa 1985 Oil on canvas 57 x 60 in. (144.8 x 152.4 cm.)
Robert Kippur (American, 1944 – 2015) Untitled (River Torrent) Oil on canvas 90 H. x 122 W. inches
Robert Kippur (American, 1944- 2015) Untitled (Phonograph) Oil on canvas 97 H. x 120 W. inches.
Robert Kippur (American, 1944 – 2015) Untitled (Jukebox) Oil on canvas 90 x 112 inches
Robert Kippur (American, 1944 – 2015) Untitled (Blue Sofa) Oil on canvas 90 x 112 inches
Outsider artist Robert Kippur grew up in the Mid-West and moved to San Francisco to escape his troubled youth. After being rejected from art school, he worked as a San Francisco municipal bus driver. He then moved to New York City to isolate himself from all those he knew. He was a secluded hermit with no formal training who painted his dreams and fears compulsively on advice of his therapist, filling his apartment and storage space with dozens of paintings.
Kippur was included in two exhibitions, one at Exit Art in 1985 and the C & A Gallery in SoHo in 1992. He rarely showed his paintings, preferring to keep them close to himself. He died alone in his apartment in 2015, surrounded by stacks and stacks of his artworks. With no heirs in New York , the contents of the apartment were sold by the New York City Public Administrator.
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