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Robert Ernst Tonjes Edit Profile

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Robert Ernst Tonjes, American artist. With United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1960. Member California Art League (president 1996-1997), Watercolor Artists (vice president 1995).

Background

Tonjes, Robert Ernst was born on April 13, 1937 in Port Arthur, Texas, United States. Son of Ernst and Rowena (Booraem) Tonjes.

Education

Associate of Arts, El Camino College, 1961. Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Southern California, 1963.

Career

Advertising sales/layout The Richmond (California) Indiana, 1964-1967. Printing sales Jeffries Lithograph Company, Los Angeles, 1967-1970, Continental Graphics, Los Angeles, 1970-1975, Ealzer-Shopes Engraving, San Francisco, 1975-1980. Creative director Recreation Publications, Alameda, California, 1980-1982.

Printing sales manager Signature Press, Sacramento, 1982-1992. Picture framer Bob Tonjes Franes, since 1992. Co-owner New Artworks Gallery, Fair Oaks, California, 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Represented in over 100 private collections.

Membership

With United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1960. Member California Art League (president 1996-1997), Watercolor Artists (vice president 1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sailing, swimming.

Connections

Married Donna Jean, June 1963 (divorced September 1971). 1 child, Susan Lynn; married Theresa, August 25, 1987. 1 child, Robin Jean.

father:
Ernst Tonjes

mother:
Rowena (Booraem) Tonjes

spouses:
Donna Jean

Theresa

children:
Susan Lynn Tonjes

Robin Jean Tonjes