This is an exhibition catalogue of Robert Schultz's superb figure drawings. Robert Schultz's figures, mostly nudes, are meticulously drawn, resulting in exquisite textures, highlights, and shadows. His closely observed and delicately wrought works deftly balance anatomy and sensuality, the human figure and the composition as a whole. The drawings, most in graphite, combine balance, stillness, and dynamism. His work makes us stop and pay careful attention. The catalogue "Robert Schultz Drawings, 1990-2007" accompanied the Chazen Museum of Art exhibition on view in the fall of 2008. Many of the drawings were loaned by private collectors and discerning art buyers from across the country. The catalogue presents a rare opportunity to see these works that, when viewed together, show the development of Schultz's style and technique.
Andrew Stevens is curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Chazen Museum of Art. Robert Schultz grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, where he still lives with his family and works as an artist and teacher. He attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison for his B.A. and M.F.A. and since 1981 has exhibited his drawings nationally. His art is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chazen Museum of Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, and Arkansas Arts Center, among other museums and private collectors. Schultz teaches advanced life drawing and figure drawing at Madison Area Technical College