The career of Robert Gumpertz began at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Following college, his first work was as a book illustrator. Shortly after, his cartoons began appearing in magazines and newspapers throughout the United States and Europe. His illustrations appeared in Paris Match, London’s Punch, Playboy and Penthouse. He had a weekly panel cartoon Gumpertz in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Concurrent with his commercial pursuits, his earlier painting was emblematic of the comic side of life. In 1991 Robert devoted himself fully to fine art. Always fascinated by the face and figure, he developed an expressionist style that is uniquely his own.
“I do love the face and all its various forms. I have always been fascinated by the human figure and the face.”
- Robert Gumpertz