Desmond Campus, 6 Albany Post Rd. Newburgh
The Mount Saint Mary College Desmond Campus presents
Robert Trondsen’s “Valley Scenes” for our guest artist series at
the Desmond Gallery. Artist reception is on Sunday, March 12, from
1-4 pm at 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh. The show runs till April
13; for gallery hours please call 845-565-2076.
Robert Trondsen received his degree in Advertising Art and
Design at the State University of New York and worked as a
freelance artist in the advertising field in New York City.
His work in the advertising and editorial fields has included
on-screen special projects for movies including “Zelig,” “The
Natural,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Wall Street,” and “Kiss of Death.”
Projects for Woody Allen’s “Zelig” are in the permanent collection
of the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.
As an illustrator he has done work for Life Savers, Post
Cereals, Lever Brothers, Nabisco, “Cigar Aficionado,” “Wine
Spectator,” “Food Arts,” Bell Atlantic, Citicorp, ABC Network,
Revlon, Clairol, “World Broadcast News,” North Shore University
Hospital, Special Expeditions, and Union Camp. Trondsen has
designed numerous company logos including the logo for “The
National Literacy Honors,” an incentive program created by The
American Broadcasting Company and First Lady Barbara Bush.
Starting out as a still life painter, he later turned to
landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson Valley School but with a
more contemporary painting style. These luminous landscapes border
on the ethereal mood of the tonalists. He is one of five artists
contracted to paint landscapes for the Dutchess County Land
Conservancy auction and was represented in the Locust Grove 2009
Invitational Art Auction at the Samuel Morse historic site,
conducted by the James Cox Gallery in Woodstock.
Robert was chosen as one of the artists to represent the United
States in the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong as part of the U.S. State
Department’s Art in Embassies Program.
He is represented by the Red Door Gallery in Richmond, VA, /
Hudson Valley Gallery in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, / Albert Shahinian
Fine Art in Rhinebeck, NY, The Mark Gruber Gallery in New Paltz,
NY, / Scott Bundy Galleries in Kennebunkport, Maine, / J. Todd
Galleries in Wellesley, MA, / the Wolfgang Gallery in Montgomery,
NY, and the Cooper and Smith Gallery of Essex, CT.
His work can be viewed here.
For more information, please contact the Desmond Campus at