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Robert Peterson: Homecoming

Feb 11, 2023 - Jun 11, 2023

Lawton, Oklahoma-based artist Robert Peterson’s stunning portraiture depicts the diversity of the black experience and pushing against stereotypes. His work is selling out at art fairs across the country including the recent Art Basel Miami and a solo show at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York this past summer.

As the artist’s work is rapidly being added to prominent museum collections around the country, Philbrook recently  acquired a stunning oil painting titled, “Tomorrow’s superHERo.”

This spotlight exhibition is centered around a new commission by the United States Postal Service (USPS) featuring the iconic author Ernest J. Gaines (A Lesson Before Dying). Peterson’s painting of Gaines is featured on a new stamp debuting during Black History Month. The original painting will be on display at Philbrook alongside several additional works.