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Artist of the moment………Robert Abbett

Robert Abbett is an American painter born in Hammond, Indiana in the year 1926. Abbett ranks on par with other animal artists like the legendary Bob Kuhn for his portrayals of wildlife. His favorite scenes were hunting dogs or fisherman.

Abbett has  a wonderful application of paint varying his textures and making wonderful abstract designs using the branches of the fallen trees, or standing ones. Abbett has a great sense of color and uses the fall foliage colors of  yellows and oranges to his advantage in his hunting scenes.

For his collegiate education Abbett attended Purdue University and the University of Missouri.

Abbett was also an illustrator and among his works was the series Tarzan.

The artist has been based out of Connecticut since the early 1950s.

Abbett is a well established printmaker renowned for his sporting works. He is a big hit in hunting and fishing galleries.

Abbett works in oils, acrylics, watercolor, and gouache.

If you enjoy dog paintings be sure and check out artists John Weiss and Edmund Osthaus orn anyone of the Bonheur family of artists!


Price range information: Original works range from $5,000 to $50,000.


Artist of the moment…..Dog painters…..George Bush….The First Dog Barney Bush has passed away….

I am sure you know that former first dog of the white house, Barney Bush, passed away. In October we found out that the younger Ex President Bush has been taking painting lessons and learned to paint dogs. I was very impressed by this painting released a few days ago of Barney by his owner, George Bush.


Lets take a quick glance at some great painters of animals. First we have  Robert Abbett. Abbett has illustrated many magazines that were big time publications in the 1960s and 1970s and also illustrated a comic book series featuring Tarzan.

An offering from Abbett is below.  You can sense the tense feeling of the atmosphere of the dogs finally locating their prized goal.


I love to paint dogs as well. The artist who inspires me most to paint them is John Weiss. Weiss has long had a contract to reproduce his artwork from Greenwich workshop. Below is wonderful example of Weiss’s work with man’s best friend. He does a great job at showing mans companionship with his four legged friend. Weiss does a great job at capturing the playfulness of puppies in this work. Be sure and catch the puppy superbowl tomorrow.

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Try painting a dog today!