About Robert Steiner
Robert Steiner was born in Philadelphia on October 10, 1949. As a youth, he lived in Miami, where his main interests were seascapes and modern art. At the age of 18 Steiner won his first art competition which landed him a National Scholastic magazine scholarship to the Rhode Island School of Design. Steiner graduated from RISD with bachelor of fine arts degree in 1971 and moved to San Francisco, where he developed his interest in wildlife. Steiner enrolled in San Francisco State University and earned a masters degree in Fine Art & Print Making in 1976. He then taught college-level art, and did freelance work such as book and magazine illustration. In 1981 he won the California State Duck Stamp competition. Mr. Steiner continued to teach until 1986, however, until he won the 1986 Florida duck stamp print and decided to publish his own prints. In the late 1980’s, Mr. Steiner established himself as one of wildlife art’s most successful painters, racking up numerous state duck stamp contest victories and commissions. His works have been displayed at major art shows and exhibitions throughout the country. Currently, there is a five-year waiting list for his originals.
Mr. Steiner is married to Boots Whitmer and they have two children, Marc and Katie Steiner. They live in San Francisco.
For more information about Robert Steiner and his art, read the article (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) written by Chuck Wechsler in the 1997 May/June issue of Sporting Classics.
More recently Mr. Steiner was featured in the article A Master of Duck Stamps for 25 Years (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) written by Michael Scott-Blair in the September/October 2006 issue of Wildlife Art magazine. You can read the article here .
Here is a statement from Mr. Steiner himself.
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Mr. Steiner's Awards
As of December of 2007, over seventy state & Federal stamps currently bear Robert Steiner’s work. Robert Steiner has also painted dozens of wildlife art prints which are sold in wildlife art galleries across the country.
Alaska Duck Stamps by Robert Steiner – 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2007
Arizona Duck Stamp by Robert Steiner – 1989
California Duck Stamps by Robert Steiner – 1981, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004
California Upland Game Bird Stamp by Robert Steiner – 1995
Colorado Duck Stamps by Robert Steiner – 1990 Colorado “First of State”, and 1991
Connecticut Duck Stamp by Robert Steiner – 1997
Federal Duck Stamp by Robert Steiner – 1998
Florida Duck Stamp by Robert Steiner – 1986
Michigan Duck Stamp by Robert Steiner – 1985
Nevada Duck Stamp by Robert Steiner – 1984
New Hampshire Duck Stamps by Robert Steiner – 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991
New Mexico Duck Stamps by Robert Steiner – 1991 New Mexico “First of State,” 1992, 1993, and 1994
Oregon Duck Stamps by Robert Steiner – 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007
Rhode Island Duck Stamps by Robert Steiner – 1989 “First of State” Rhode Island, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, and 1998
Utah Duck Stamps by Robert Steiner – 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997
Washington Duck Stamps by Robert Steiner – 1998, 1999, 2000, 2006, and 2007
Colusa Waterfowl Festival Featured Artist.
1987, 1996 Featured artist for the San Bernardino County Museum Wildlife West Festival.
2000 Park Rangers Association of California Honorary Lifetime Membership for contributing millions of dollars to wetlands and habitat restoration.
California Ducks Unlimited First of State sponsor print artist.
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