G u r a m i D e s i g n s

 

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Painter, Sculptor, Photographer,
Graphic Designer

born 1916 in Chicago

For more than 70 years, Amft has produced an impressive collection of artwork - oils, watercolors, collages, sculptures, photographs. Amft lives and makes art in Chicago, he is a widower and father of four children.

Born in Chicago, Amft grew up during the Great Depression. After graduating from high school, he worked for a year for the New Deal's Civilian Conservation Corps in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho before enrolling in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, studying at the Saugatuck Summer School of Painting.

He entered advertising and publishing design upon graduation and has taught at the Ray School in Chicago and the New Orleans Academy of Art. He is a retired chief book designer for the Junior-Senior High School Language Arts Department at Scott Foresman & Co..His painting, Sunday Afternoon in Lincoln Park, won First Prize at the New Horizons Annual Exhibition in 1975, and his painting, Head, won the Renaissance Prize at the Chicago Vicinity Show. In 1985, he won a Painting Award from Beverly Art Center and in 1986, he was Curator's Choice at the Art Sales and Rental Gallery of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has also exhibited his watercolors at the International Watercolor Shows as well as locally.

You can view more of his work on www.robertamft.net

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