Bob Conge: mostly before

Bob Conge: mostly before

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I grew up in a rural area of upstate New York that afforded me many years to explore the farms and woodlands surrounding our home and record my findings with pencil and paint. Later moving to the city of Rochester N Y,  I discovered a whole other world of Universities, Museums, galleries, theater, libraries, and the like.

Upon graduating from Syracuse University with an MFA in painting, I taught in the Art schools of S U and RIT for a few years, followed by a freelance illustration career that financed my personal work in painting and printmaking.

Call for entries poster illustration
Call for entries poster illustration
Brighten The Vision Poster
Brighten The Vision Poster
Editorial magazine illustration.
Editorial magazine illustration.
Print Ad illustration in the Wall St. Journal
Print Ad illustration in the Wall St. Journal
Park Avenue Festival Poster
Park Avenue Festival Poster
Promotional Poster for Plaseebo.net
Promotional Poster for Plaseebo.net
Print Ad for NPR
Print Ad for NPR
Product illustration
Product illustration

Over the years I have worked in a wide range of mediums  in both my commercial and personal work. In 2005 I closed my illustration studio in order to devote all my time to personal work. From that point on I have explored various directions in sculpture.

Home
Home

In 1995 my wife Sue and I moved to a rural area in the hills of Springwater N Y.

Main studio.
Main studio.

My main studio is located in a 19th century 2 story carriage house a few yards from the house. I am here 7 days a week often till 5 AM, as I prefer working the quiet hours.

Main studio 2nd floor
Main studio 2nd floor
Main studio 2nd floor
Main studio 2nd floor
Main studio 1st floor
Main studio 1st floor

I also have a wood shop and spray paint booth in the basement.

WOOD SHOP

In the past year and a half I have also begun working in a larger scale and now have an additional work space in the barn.

Barn sculpture work shop.
Barn sculpture work shop.

Part 2 will cover the period from 2005 to the present.

Stop by Main Street Arts to see three of Bob Conge’s sculptures in our current exhibition, Small Works 2015. View more of his artwork at www.bobconge.com

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3 Responses

  1. I own a signed print The Great American Cream 1987. I would like to have any info on this. It’s lovely

  2. My brother has 2 of your early drawings–an elephant and and owl. They are family treasures.

  3. Great page! Haven’t seen you in years. Why is that? You don’t get to the city anymore? Wouldn’t mind a game or two.
    I’m surprised you haven’t explored the computer in your quest for art medium. If you have an idea, it can be done.
    Hope this message finds you and Sue in good health. We’re certainly not getting any younger.
    Have a good Thanksgiving and if I DON’T see you soon, a very Merry Christmas too.

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