Robert Crum Fine ArtOnlineAddress116 East Council StreetSalisbury, NC 28144PhonePrimary - (704) 797-0364 Robert A. Crum was born in Pekin, Illinois and began drawing and painting at a young age. His Bachelor of Arts is from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.After living in Illinois, Ohio, and Iowa, Robert moved to Charlotte in 1989. In 1993, he was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant by the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and the Arts & Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg, Inc. In 2002, Mr. Crum moved his studio and home to downtown historic Salisbury.He is a full-time professional oil painter and muralist. In his studio, he completes still lifes, portraits and figurative work using the same materials and methods utilized by the Masters for centuries. En plein-air landscape paintings are completed wherever he travels, and larger landscapes are developed and completed from these in his studio.