Robert Lobe is a painter and photographer based in Astoria, Queens who maintains a painting studio in Long Island City. Lobe came to color photography in the late 1970’s from a painting tradition. After receiving a master’s degree in art history from Brown University, Lobe studied drawing and painting in RISD’s Provincetown summer program and at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. Lobe’s subsequent studies in color photography included classes at the International Center of Photography and independent workshops with master color printers Jerry Vezzuso and Mark Roussel. Since 2015 Lobe has intensified his painting and drawing practice, enriching it with classes taught by Graham Nickson, John Lees, Peter Bonner and Josette Urso. Lobe has exhibited his color photographs at the University of Rhode Island, Soho Photo Gallery, and the 2012 Queens Museum biennial. His paintings have been included in recent curated exhibitions at Flushing Town Hall and the Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City.