Robert Guthrie – Artist
Robert Guthrie was a local artist with a fresh look at historic New Orleans. His distinctive styles have bee featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Mexico, and France. Two years teaching serigraph printing at the Bellas Artes Institute in Cent, France.al Mexico left him profoundly influenced by the regional aesthetic. In 1992 Robert was selected as the artist for the Official New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poster and in 1999 as an official designer for Les Rendez-vous D’Lerdre in Nantes.
Guthrie enjoyed working in two distinct styles, thus keeping both which kept his art fresh and lively. He found the fluid radiance of watercolor well suited to the charismatic wash of lines and light intrinsic to the French Quarter. Guthrie worked in watercolor for over thirty years and was a student of watercolor master, Robert Wood. Guthrie’s paintings are prized for what he referred to as the medium’s “looseness” and his other predominant style – bold graphic print work – the two styles together create a wonderful interpretation of New Orleans through the medium of watercolor. His creations appear throughout New Orleans on canvases, posters, walls, banners, and murals.