Robert Marx: Print Maker, Painter, and Sculptor

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Robert Ernst Marx may live in western NY but his work reaches far beyond Rochester. His etchings, paintings, and sculptures have been exhibited in museums, galleries, and rare book rooms both here in the United States and in other countries. Marx has a BFA in painting and an MFA in printmaking. He has taught at many institutions including SUNY Brockport before he retired in 1990.

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Brockport is where I met him and studied printmaking under him.Now I am an Art Librarian at the Central Library in Rochester and develop our art collection in many areas including printmaking. I have wanted to bring his work to the attention of our library patrons and to other members of the Rochester art community.  When I studied with Marx he was doing etchings with very dark backgrounds known in the etching world as an aquatint. He is now doing figurative oil paintings on linen and also doing sculpture.
Read and see more at: Robert Ernst Marx
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Magazines and Journals

The Central Library subscribes to hundreds of magazines and journals.  Current issues are shelved in the subject departments;  older issues (some going back to the nineteenth century) are kept in storage, where they are easily retrieved when requested.  Most of our magazines don’t leave the building, so the issue you need should always be here.

Click here to see a listing of the magazines in the Arts, Music and Recreation Department.

Popular titles such as  Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, Better Homes and Gardens,  and Bride’s are here, but we also have some titles that might be a surprise.

Here are some glimpses of recent issues, plus a gem from the vaults.

Artforum, January 2012. “Dark Matter” article about Chinese artist Liu Wei.

Guitar Player, April 2012. Find out what Fender Machetes and Badcat Bobcats are and why they are some of the best guitar gear of 2012.

Antiques Roadshow Insider, April 2012. Features an article on collectible comic books.

Outside, April 2012. The “wanderlist” includes a visit to Sweden’s treehotel.

Vogue January 15, 1914 featured “The latest refinements of the motor car- the liveries and duties of the chauffeur.”
Vogue January 2012 features actress Meryl Streep.

Watercolor Display

 

"Learning to Paint" by David Schewe

The Arts Division is happy to display the watercolor paintings of local artist David Schewe.  Mr. Schewe is an amateur artist and technology teacher at Marcus Whitman High School.  He is primarily self-taught and credits the library for it’s excellent collection of art instruction resources that have helped him to hone his craft.

David also utilizes the many books of artists’ works that the library offers.  Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth are two watercolorists that Schewe admires most.

Patrons can view this display in the Arts Division for the rest of March. Books on watercolor painting as well as framed watercolor  prints by master artists are available for check out.

Watercolor Resources

Framed Print