Bob Lenz received his degree in Fine Arts & Painting from the University of Illinois. During school he exhibited paintings and drawings in the Chicago area. Upon graduation, in 1961, he moved to New York City and promptly began a career as an art director in the advertising business at McCann Erickson. Bob became Chairman, Executive Creative Director of Backer Spielvogel Bates and after a successful and rewarding career he retired from the industry in 1997.
He then returned to his first love, painting, after a 36-year hiatus. Since then he has studied at the Silvermine School of Art and the Washington Art Association, both in CT., and the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League in NYC. From his studio in South Kent, CT, he has been painting and printing and exhibiting for the last 15 years. His work his shown at the Morrison Gallery in Kent, CT. and other venues in CT. and NYC. Bob is the former co-chair of the Silvermine Guild Art Center and former chairman of the Bermuda Artworks Association. He also teaches painting at the Washington Art Association.
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