Sunday, June 22, 2014 through
Sunday, September 7, 2014


Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery

SKETCHES AT SEA by Robert Cronbach

AT SEA: Sketches by Robert Cronbach Summer 2014


This exhibition features selections of graphite and ink sketches by Robert Cronbach from the Adelphi University Art Collection. 

The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is honored to present an exclusive exhibition featuring select graphite and ink drawings by Robert Cronbach. Cronbach taught sculpture at Adelphi University from 1947 to 1961. His work was both representational and abstract. The sketches, which are a part of the Adelphi University Art Collection, will be on view in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery, One South Avenue, Garden City, NY, from Sunday, June 22 to Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Sketches at Sea by Robert Cronbach showcases the work from his time in the Merchant Marines. On view will be sketches made during his time at sea; portraits of fellow service members, civilians, and the ship interiors. This work is a document of his experience during WWII in 1944.

Cronbach was born in St. Louis in 1908. He studied sculpture at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Work from his nearly seven-decade long career included commissions for the United Nations General Assembly Building, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and the Federal Office Building in St. Louis. Robert Cronbach had his first solo exhibition at the Hudson Walker Gallery in New York in 1940, and went on to exhibit for many years with the Bertha Shaefer Gallery. He passed away in 2001 at the age of 93.