Robert M. Swedroe
As a young architect, Robert Swedroe emerged upon the art scene in 1963 with the first of eight consecutive one-man shows from Miami Beach to New York.
Over the next decade, his creation of collages numbered into the hundreds, earning both critical acclaim and a succession of sold-out exhibitions.
As both artist and architect,
Robert's talents fed one another.
Robert Swedroe’s passion and commitment to the practice of both art and architecture are as ardent and profound as ever. His designs evolve with the sensibilities of our time and with his own growth and maturation as an artist.
Robert M. Swedroe
In 1959, he received a scholarship to the Yale University School of Architecture, where he studied under Paul Rudolph.
He was also a student of Phillip Johnson, Louis Kahn, Mies van der Rohe, Edward Larabee Barnes, Richard Nuetra and Vincent Scully. He received his Masters degree from Yale in 1960, and was distinguished with the Eero Saarinen Award for Excellence in Design; an honor bestowed upon only one Yale student per year.
After entering the field of architecture, Mr. Swedroe served as Senior Designer for Morris Lapidus, the visionary architect whose effervescent hotel designs defined the look of Miami Beach in the 1950s. During this 12-year period of intensive commercial design, Mr. Swedroe’s creative compass also turned to collages. He expressed his penchant for complexity by fabricating hundreds in the late evening hours after work.
Robert began exhibiting his collages in one-man shows at venues such as the Lowe-Levinson and Medici Galleries in South Florida, and the Wiener Gallery in New York. With more than 500 collages sold, the exhibitions continued through 1973, when launching his own architecture firm left him with precious little time for collage work.
After more than 30 years of innovation, Mr. Swedroe’s contributions to the field of multi-residential design are recognized worldwide. Today, from his artist’s studio on the Isle of Biscaya, he achieves creative balance in both worlds – art and architecture.
ROBERT M. SWEDROE IS REPRESENTED BY THE CONTESSA GALLERY – CLEVELAND, OHIO.
24667 Cedar Road
Cleveland, OH 44124