Born and raised in The City Different, Robert Carr is a fourth generation Santa Fean. Carr’s parents and Grandmother encouraged him to develop his artistic abilities, whether his work involved toy modifications, puppetry, or drawing. He showed artistic talent from an early age, and he has pursued his dream to become a professional artist since childhood.
Carr studied art at the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Kansas City Art Institute, and the College of Santa Fe. He holds a Master’s degree in Art Education from The University of New Mexico and has experience with a wide range of mediums and processes.
Carr’s animal bronzes are playful and explore the relationships and sense of spiritual connection that people form with animals. In his work, he celebrates the richness of the human-animal relationship and the distinct, mysterious nature of every creature. He loves all animals, in particular the bat and the whale shark. In addition to sculpture work, Carr is proficient with pen and ink and works from his home studio in Santa Fe.