1948 Dallas, Texas
1974 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Louisiana, M.F.A.
1967-1971 Cooper Union College, New York, New York, B.F.A.
1994 Burchard, C. Robert Yarber und die Krise des American Dream: Die Bilder 1980-1988, München. (dissertation)
1994 The Pennsylvania State University, Assistant Professor
1983 University of California, Berkeley, California Visiting Lecturer
University of Texas, Austin, Texas Lecturer
1982 University of California, Berkeley, California Visiting Painting Instructor
University of Texas, Austin, Texas Visiting Lecturer
1985 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant
1983 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant
Robert YarberRequest about this work
BIBLIOGRAPHY – BROCHURES
Suzaan Boettger, “Modern Romances”, San Jose’, San Jose’ Institute of Contemporary Art (Ill. Double Suicide, 1982)
Michele Bell, “Sun and Surf”, San Francisco, One Market Plaza
Christina Orr Cahall, “Attention: California Artists”, Oakland, The Oakland Museum (Ill. Bana, 1982)
BIBLIOGRAPHY – CATALOGUES
Panic Pending. Robert Yarber. Alex Daniels, Reflex Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lodola, Francesco. Robert Yarber. Marella Arte Contemporanea, Italy.1993
Crone, Rainer & David Moos. The Florescent Conscious. Galerie Pfefferle, Munich.
Leach, Mark, Richard & Jeanne Willette. In The Looking Glass. Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Watts, Patricia. Bedroom Eyes: Room with a View. California State at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
Beatrice, Luca. Robert Yarber. Galleria In Arco, Torino, Italy
Linhares, Philip, E. de-persona. The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Riley II, Charles, A. Selection FAE, Lausanne
Weintraub, Linda. Art What Thou Eat: Images of Food in American Art, Published by Meyer Bell Limited, Mount Kisco, NY, (repro. p. 189, “Untitled (Diners with Thrown Forks)
Yau, John. In the Realm of the Plausible. Shea & Becker Gallery, (repro. “Expenditure of Excess”)
Robert Yarber + McDermott & McGough, Improvvisazione Prima, Galleria d’Arte, Trento
Fitz Gibbon, John. California A-Z And Return, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
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Heartney, Eleanor. “Robert Yarber at Sonnabend.” Art in America, February, p. 111.
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The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Boston Fine Arts Museum
The Oakland Art Museum
The Birmingham Art Museum, Birmingham, Alabama
The Yokohama Museum of Art Yokohama, Japan
The Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
The Acher M. Huntington Museum of Art, The Univ. of Texas at Austin
The Paine-Webber Collection, NY
The Equitable Life Inc., NY
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
Southwestern Bell, Dallas, TX
Frito-Lay, Dallas, TX
Fredric R. Wiseman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
The Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles, CA