Robert McCauley
Robert McCauley

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Coming from generations of loggers, Robert McCauley’s childhood in Mt. Vernon, Washington, was full of watching the forests fall, something that proved to be rather difficult. McCauley graduated from Western Washington University in 1969 and in 1972 earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Washington State University. Ten years after receiving his Master’s received a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, as well as multiple Illinois Art Council Fellowships. McCauley has been a professor and chairman of the Art Department at Rockford College in Illinois since 1972.
In his art, McCauley uses the natural surroundings in juxtaposition with humankind and what is real with the surreal. Always looking for the deeper layer or meaning in art. Instead of anesthetizing the surroundings, he wants to awake the power of wildlife symbolism. The point is to present a moment where nature is in limbo with a future that is yet to be determined, instead of something doomed.


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