Robert Waddington earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and earned his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. He paints distinctly American subject matter in a precise photorealistic technique. He has taught at The School of Visual Arts, Moore College of Art, Art Institute of Philadelphia, Ursinus College, Camden County College and was a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he currently teaches a variety of specialized, techniques-oriented painting and drawing classes. His paintings are in many corporate and private collections. He has shown his work extensively and has been featured in a number of museum shows, most recently in the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art “Tradition and Innovation, Recent Paintings by Alumni and Faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts”.
“My paintings are interpretive documentations of subjects unique to American culture. I maintain a neutral point of view, refraining from making value judgments concerning the nature or social implications of my subjects. I am interested in how things look through an objective eye, and I present my subjects as objectively and as un-emotionally as possible. I am not attempting to make a statement, nor teach a moral lesson in my paintings. I leave any emotional reactions to my paintings to the viewer.”