Robert Pettus (Estate)
American, Born 1938. Lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.

Much of Pettus's work in inspired by an interest in the effects of time. He succeeds in capturing the various hues, tones, and colors that elusively shift throughout the day, change with the four seasons, and vary in response to weather conditions. He achieves this result by capturing the same image over an extended period of time, from the exact same vantage point, at various times throughout the day. Pettus uses a minimalist aesthetic that arrests the formal qualities of light as it falls upon and defines the forms in his photographs. His work not only alludes to the essence of time and memory, but also effectively encapsulates those fleeting moments that usually go unnoticed.

Robert Pettus graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. His photographic works have appeared in major architectural magazines including: Architectural Record, Architecture, Domus, Japan Architecture, and featured in The New York Times Sunday Magazine. His recent exhibitions include shows at: Contemporary Art Museum St. louis, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Chicago Architectural Foundation, Chicago; Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, and Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona. Pettus' work is found in several public and private collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York, Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., and the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

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