Robert Kippur

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

Artist Description

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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