Artist Robert Pollien studied painting at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut and received an M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
In 1992, he was a visiting Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park. Pollien was awarded a Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting in 2000. In 2004, Rob was a Carina House Resident on Monhegan Island.
His work was included in Art of the Maine Islands by Arnold Skolnick, and Carl Little.
Robert lives in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island. He paints landscapes of the Maine Coastline, working from direct observation.
“My paintings are generally small, compact and simple. My goal is not to portray the land in an overly picturesque manner, but to paint the landscape in a way that rings true.”