Robert Dielmann, Artist
Artist profile by the late Ed Goldman, New York City Galler Owner and Critic
Written June 15, 2003
Over the years, many art connoisseurs have come to believe that artists are born with the ability to integrate multiple art theories and principals.
They live to give form and meaning to the ordinary human experience in an extraordinary manner, a manner that is unique to a gifted few.
Michelangelo and Da Vinci were prime examples in the history of art in that they were, not painters and sculptors, but scientists who mastered the highest level of skills known to mankind.
Robert Dielmann, born June 1, 1935, is perhaps one of the most talented individuals I have known in my lifetime. He is a painter, sculptor, fashion artist and designer, as well as a philosopher and quite possibly my best friend.
I am impressed with Dielmann’s work, not just because of our friendship but because he is a Renaissance man who has demonstrated the vision and capacity to bring his creations to life.
Dielmann’s work is priceless because he doesn’t place a price on it. His work is not for sale. He didn’t paint these paintings to be sold; he painted these paintings for his own self-satisfaction. He painted because a painter must paint.
He has painted in his own way, in his own time and in his own unique style; he has painted what he felt; but most importantly he has painted what he care about and loves.
Dielmann works primarily in oil and may, at any one time, have 20 pieces in process, each drying and waiting for his return to add the next layers, the next nuance of color to it’s surface.
His subject matter has no limits. His vast collection of authentic Victorian clothing allows him the option of painting from live models in clothing appropriate to the home where he lives, a classic Victorian town home.
Once occupied by the Kaiser Family, Dielmann is the only other owner of the three-story Victorian home on South Broadway in St. Louis. Its colorful facade charms all who see it.
The home is legally a museum dedicated to the survivors of breast cancer and those who have died of AIDS and breast cancer.
A stone marker at the entrance indicates that dedication.
Like many artists, Dielmann has lost many friends to AIDS. His work shows a marked sensitivity for the human condition. His nudes are true to life, warm and almost alive with color.
Dielmann’s work includes portraits of native Americans, animals and most especially cats; landscapes, people painted from antique photographs including his own ancestors, scenes from the lives of his friends and lovely portraits of children.
Stained glass designed and created by Robert Dielmann is also displayed in the house surrounded by his amazing collection of interesting furniture and decorative.
3841 South Broadway • Saint Louis, MO 63118
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