Robert S. Greenberg b.1962 has been a New York City Art Director, Fine Artist, Designer, Illustrator, and Urban Archeologist.
He has currently relocated from NYC to his hometown of New Haven, CT to create his historic art installation called Lost in New Haven.
Graduated R.C. Lee High School 1981 and Educational Center for the Arts 1979-1981. Graduated Rhode Island School of Design BFA ’85 in Graphic Design.
In 1985, after winning a New Haven, CT citywide Paint the Works Contest in which his design was applied to New Haven’s fleet of sanitation vehicles, Greenberg moved to New York City. There he created many popular illustrations and designs including the first special edition t-shirts ever at the Hard Rock Cafe including the Statue of Liberty’s centennial celebration. He has been an Illustrator and Art Director for many clients such as The Hard Rock Cafe, Spin Magazine, MTV Networks, ESPN, Smith Barney / Citigroup, ACTV, Blue Tiger Democrats as well as many others.
Popularly known for his personal diary of daily life as cartoon crocodiles drawn on 5”X5” bar napkins with pilot razor point pens and markers. The brightly colored drawings owned by many celebrities are now currently the subject of historical themed art shows throughout the country, educating students and the public about the importance of their towns past to America’s history.
He has had dozens of fine art exhibitions of paintings and driftwood mobiles including Newport on the Crocs in the Newport Art Museum, Wet paint, Newport, RI. New Haven on the Crocs at DaSilva Gallery New Haven, CT Sun Valley on the Crocs in Sun Valley, Idaho, Bravin Lee programs NYC, Studio In The Park NYC. He has been a participating artist for over a decade in Artspace’s Citywide Open Studios in New Haven, CT.
For 20 years Greenberg has collected and assembled historical New Haven antiques and artifacts for an upcoming 2020 installation about the amazing stories from New Haven. Many articles have been written supporting his vast preservation of these rare historical artifacts and investigation of their important stories. This large assemblage of artifacts will become the cornerstone for future educational formats including films, books and artwork to help enlighten students and the public about the importance of New Haven CT to the building of our American economy, culture and innovation.
Greenberg has been featured in articles in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Artscope, The New Haven Independent , The Daily Nutmeg, The New Haven Register, Yale Daily News, Artspace, Newport Daily News, Newport This Week, Sun Valley Times, NPR News, Network Connecticut, WTNH 8, WNBC 30, WFSB 3 amongst many others.