Robert Birmelin

Born Nov 7 1933 in Newark NJ, Birmelin is best known for his paintings and drawings capturing urban crowds; particularly the drama, movement and tension of close physical involvement in the city environment.

Still active, he believes in drawing from life, memory and imagination as he feels it provides a more vigorous and personal visual imagery, compared to relying on photographic sources, as is common among many contemporary figurative artists.

This is: The Calling – In the Empire of the Night,