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Robert Freeman

Boston Art Commission member

Robert Freeman has been showing nationally for more than 30 years, and has been included in the collections of the National Center for African American Artists, Boston Public Library, Brown University, DeCordova Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

In addition to numerous gallery shows, his paintings have been featured in exhibitions at DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. He earned his BFA and MFA from Boston University. In 1997, he earned Boston University’s Distinguished Graduate Award. 

Known for his vivid and powerful figurative paintings, Robert Freeman has traditionally focused on the interactions between people in his work. In couples and crowds, the characters in his paintings betray their emotions with expressive faces and body language. Skillful, brave use of color and gesture are the trademark of Freeman's work.