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artist , New Masters

Robert Venosa, American artist, writer. Recipient Design award New York Art Directors Club, New York City, 1968, design/graphics awards, 1970. Fellow Urantia Foundation.


Venosa, Robert was born on January 21, 1936 in New York City. Son of Joseph E. and Rose A. (Mariconda) Venosa.


He studied with what are termed the New Masters. He first studied under Mati Klarwein in New York.


His artworks reside in collections around the world. Venosa then went on to study with Ernst Fuchs in Vienna. In the early 1970s he moved to Cadaques, Spain.

Here he met and befriended Salvador Dalí. He later introduced H. R. Giger to Dalí. The technique is a derivative of what Venosa learned from his teachers.

His technique differs in the material used for the underpainting (caesin versus egg tempera) but largely follows the same processes. His death on August 9, 2011 was the end of an eight-year battle with cancer.


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  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Gallery-64, New York City, 1972, Galerie Pietner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, 1973, Kunstmesse, Basel, Switzerland, 1973, 75, Galerie Eichinger, Munich, 1974, Galerie Gerard, Schreiner, Geneve/Basel, 1975, Galerie D'hiver, Monte Carlo, 1976, Galeria Alembic, Cadaques, Spain, 1976, Gallery Husstege, Amsterdam, 1976, Galeria Luna, Cadaques, 1977, Mirandy Gallery, London, 1978, Galeria Sirena, Cadaques, 1979, Castillo de Perelada, Spain, 1981, Galerie Hofstee, Frankfurt, 1982, Angel Art International, Los Angeles, 1983, Art Expo, Los Angeles, 1985, Gallery Jessen, Oslo, Norway, 1987, San Francisco Art International, 1992, Paolo Gallery, San Paolo, Brazil, 1993, Peticov Gallery, Rio de Janiero, 1993, numerous others. Represented in permanent collections Ludwig Museum, Cadaques Museum, Galerie Gerard Schreiner, Celestial Seasonings Tea Company, Govinda Gallery, Markus Galleries, Price Gallery, Isis Gallery, Galerie Hofstee, Galerie Eichinger, Galerie De Sacy, numerous other public and private collections. Numerous reproductions in art books and magazines and prints and posters.

      Numerous television interviews. More than 50 album cover designs and graphics. Author: Manas Manna, 1978, Noospheres, 1992, One Source, 1998.

      Co-author: (with Terence McKenna) Illuminatus, 1999.


Fellow Urantia Foundation.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, chess, diving.


Married Edith Strofield (divorced 1963). Children: Laura, Stephen. Married Jutta S. Cwik, March 21, 1974 (divorced March 1990).

Children: Marcus, Celene, Christan. Married Martina Hoffmann, November 8, 1990.

Joseph E. Venosa

Rose A. (Mariconda) Venosa

Edith Strofield

Jutta S. Cwik

Martina Hoffmann

Laura Venosa

Stephen Venosa

Marcus Venosa

Celene Venosa

Christan Venosa