About the Artist...
Robert E. Tuckwiller (1953 - ) - is one of today’s most prolific and successful American Artists. Born in Ronceverte, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Tuckwiller grew up on a farm just west of Lewisburg. As a young boy, Tuckwiller exhibited an interest and skill in drawing and painting, and when he was 9 years old, his parents enrolled him in his first formal art class. He continued to develop his artistic talents throughout his formative years and, in 1976 he obtained a B. S. degree in art from Concord University. He received a Master of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies in Visual and Performing Arts from Hollins University in 2012.
Acclaimed as a realist, Tuckwiller’s artwork depicts the quiet beauty of the pastoral countryside and the natural environment. For more than 36 years, Tuckwiller has painted and sold several thousand original paintings, and he has released 117 signed and numbered limited edition prints, 68 of which are sold out and available only on the secondary market. Tuckwiller’s award-winning artwork can be found in more than 27,000 private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. His art is the perfect gift for any occasion.
Some of Tuckwiller’s achievements include the following: Concord University Outstanding Alumni Award, Virginia General Assembly Honoree, QVC Quest for America’s Best Tour – one of 20 Virginia businesses and the only artist selected in promotional tour, and Greenbrier East High School Hall of Fame. In 2010 he was commissioned to paint a mural at the new Carilion hospital in Pearisburg, Virginia. The mural, which is 8 feet tall and 75 feet long, depicts a realistic landscape of scenes and landmarks from throughout the region. In 2013 he was named Best Mountain Artist by Blue Ridge Country Magazine.
In his free time Robert enjoys hiking, biking, fishing, and canoeing, all of which provide him with inspiration and subjects to paint. He also enjoys writing. In 1996 he wrote the script for Riders of the Flood, an outdoor drama about the Greenbrier River Valley region in the late 1880’s based on a book of the same title. It was performed at the Island Park Amphitheater in Ronceverte, West Virginia from 2002-2006 and 2008-2011. In 2006 he wrote a second outdoor drama, Big Dreams – Restless Spirit. It premiered in 2007 and was performed again 2012.
Collectors and admirers can view and purchase his artwork anytime at www.tuckwillergallery.com, or at select art shows and exhibits. His work is also on display at the Very Thing Antique Center, 600 North Jefferson Street, Lewisburg, West Virginia (Route 219 and I-64 Interchange) and at Main Street Antiques located at 4 West Main Street in Downtown Christiansburg, Virginia. Both are open 7 days per week. The Tuckwiller Art Studio is located in Tuckwiller’s home in Newport, Virginia, 8 miles west of Blacksburg, Virginia. It is open by appointment only.