Robert Harrison, Blooming Cactus, 1975, oil on canvasboard, 12 x 9", frame: 16.5 x 13.75"
Robert Harrison was born in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up in the Wimberly area. He has lived in San Antonio most of his life. His love of the Hill Country is evident in his paintings. He is considered by many art authorities to be the best living landscape artist in Texas. Cecilia Steinfeldt, curator emeritus of the Witte Museum, listed him as one of the Top Ten bluebonnet painters of all time in an article in Southwest Art Magazine, April 1985. Harrison is best known for his bluebonnet scenes, but he also paints Texas landscapes of other seasons and areas of Texas other than the Hill Country. His work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, and Art International. Robert never had any formal art training. He learned initially from his Grandmother and is primarily self-taught.