Robert Jessel has been painting full time for 50 years having resided in New York City. He currently lives in Hoboken, NJ and Torrington, CT. From 1970-73 his formal training at the Kansas City Art Institute  was perceptual, and recently his work has become a bonding of perception and imagination. Jessel's influences over the years have been Cezanne and the European modernists, and earlier painters such as Rembrandt and Titian. He works with oil and acrylic, and is actively showing in Connecticut and New York City venues. Robert is also an adjunct professor of fine art at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.