Oil painting of the Grand Canyon

Winter at the Canyon
By Robert Goldman
36 x 36 in.

The 13th annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art recognized the achievements of 25 artists who have successfully interpreted the canyon, both in plein air and studio work.

The artists painted at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park for a week in September, capturing on canvas the vastness, the ever-changing light and the many moods of the canyon.

Arizona artist Robert Goldman is one of the participating artists. A professional artist for 50 years, Goldman attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has studied with numerous artists including Wolf Kahn, John Asaro, Wayne Theibaud, Ray Roberts, Matt Smith and Ned Jacob.

Goldman was awarded PleinAir Magazine’s Best of Show for the body of plein air work he completed during the 2019 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art.

In addition to the plein air work the Celebration of Art artists do during the event, they also submit a studio painting for the event catalog. Of his studio painting “Winter at the Canyon,” Goldman says:

“In this painting, the lone figure is immersed in the grandeur and enormity of the Grand Canyon under a blanket of snow. The snow brings forth unique aspects of design and simplicity in relation to the varied elements of the landscape.”

The work of the Celebration of Art artists will be exhibited at Kolb Studio at the South Rim through January 17, 2022, and can be viewed online at:

Contact Kathy Duley at [email protected] or 480-277-0458 for more information.