EXHIBITIONS & BIBLIOGRAPHY
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, January received a BA in philosophy at the
University of Texas and after graduation worked as a journalist in the
Middle East, specializing in energy and Arab affairs. In 1999, January began to sculpt, draw and paint the human figure following a life-changing experience in the Algerian Sahara. High on the third plateau of Tassili N'Ajjer, the greatest outdoor art museum on earth, the life and vigor of 30,000 year old figurative wall paintings planted a seed that took root.
His drawings and paintings have
been juried into local, national and international shows including the Salon d'Automne, Paris,
an important annually juried international art exhibition where Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and Maillol first became known. In
the fall of 2009, Fairfield University held a solo exhibition of over
100 of his works.
Grand Palais, Paris
Robert January, 40 page catalogue for solo
show Art & Human Consciousness at Fairfield University Quick Center
for the Arts with essay by Dr. Philip Eliasoph, color, Fairfield,
Connecticut, USA, September 2009.
Le Salon d'Automne
2007 catalogue, 269 pages, color, Robert January's work on page
69, published by Societe du Salon d'Automne, Paris, France, November 2007.
Rephrasing Heidegger: a Companion to
'Being and Time' by Richard Sembera and published by University of
Ottawa Press 2007 used an image of my painting 'Heidegger's Clothes'
for the cover.
Le Salon d'Automne 2006 catalogue, 263 pages, color, Robert January's work on page 146, published by Societe du Salon d'Automne, Paris, France, November 2006.
Woodstock Radio (NY), Interview from Paris: Robert January, Doug Grunther Show, December, 2006.
January in Paris, by Beth Longware Duff, Sunday, August 20, 2006, Norwalk Hour, page 1 and Living section.
Special Magic of Robert January, by Lee Schraff, May 26, 2005, Minuteman Newspapers, Good Living section, page B6.
Sands of Inspiration: Robert January, stirred by ancient Sahara drawings, included in prestigious Paris show, by Lana Sweeten-Shults, November 14, 2004,Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas) page 5 E.
Le Salon d'Automne 2004 catalogue, 445 pages, color, Robert January's work on page 344, published by Societe du Salon d'Automne, Paris, France, November 2004.
Woodstock Radio (NY), Interview from Paris: Robert January, Doug Grunther Show, November 7, 2004.