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The Robert Arneson Archive was established in 1992 to preserve and disseminate information about the life and work of Robert Arneson. The Archive holds the most complete records of Arneson’s studio practice, including logs detailing his process and materials, as well as an extensive inventory of images of his work. Its holdings also encompass Arneson’s childhood drawings and comics, papers related to his professional career, personal correspondence and ephemera. Following years of digitization and organization, the Archive now aims to position itself as a vital resource for scholars, curators and researchers looking to gain insight into Arneson’s oeuvre and his ongoing impact as an artist and educator.


Sandra Shannonhouse, Trustee
Robert Arneson Archive
430 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(510) 206-5437

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    George Adams Gallery
    38 Walker Street
    New York, NY 10013

    Brian Gross Fine Art
    San Francisco, CA

    The Robert Arneson Archive owns all intellectual property rights in Robert Arneson’s artworks, statements and writings. To request permission to reproduce any of Arneson’s artworks, statements, or writings, please contact:

    Artist Rights Society (ARS)
    65 Bleecker Street, 12th floor
    New York, NY 10012
    (212) 420-9160

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    A Troublesome Subject: The Art of Robert Arneson

    Robert Arneson studio, 1992.
    Drawing studio in Benicia, shortly after Arneson’s death in November 1992. Photo: M. Lee Fatherree.