Robert Finkler is a painter and educator whose work has appeared in numerous regional and national exhibitions in the United States. As an educator, Robert taught painting and drawing at Minnesota State-Mankato for 39 years and served as chair for 9 years.

Academic Experience

Professor of Art
, Minnesota State University, Mankato 1961-2000
Graduate Coordinator
, Art Department 1978-1989
Art Department Chairperson
, 1989-1998


Illinois Wesleyan University
Studied with Rupert Kilgore, Fred Brian and Nona Craycraft

University of Iowa
Studied with Byron Burford and Robert Knipschild

Recent Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions in Austin, Saint Peter, and Waseca Art Centers, MN
Informal Retrospective, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN

Other Selected Group Exhibitions

Nelson Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute
Saint Paul Art Center
Wisconsin State University, Oshkosh
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
University of Wisconsin Center, Madison
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington
Rourke Art Gallery, Moorhead, MN
Minneapolis Institute of Art
MacNider Art Center, Mason City, IA
Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe
Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program
Art Center of Minnesota, Minnetonka
Northfield Artists Guild, MN (with John Finkler)
Rochester Art Center, MN
Minnesota State Fair

20 Solo exhibitions including

Gustavus Adolphus College
Saint Cloud State Univeristy
Grand Valley College, MI
Akron Art Institute, OH
Rochester Art Center, MN
United States Military Academy, West Point
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Recipient of Douglas R. Moore Research Lectureship, Minnesota State University, Mankato (with James Tanner)