Robert Sherman was one of the many artists drawn to San Francisco during the early 1960’s. As a student at the San Francisco Art Institute, he studied with artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, James Weeks, and Nathan Olivera, and in 1961 he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He then acquired a Master of Arts from San Francisco State University, where he remained several years as an instructor in sculpture.
Beginning in 1969, Sherman left the City to paint exclusively. Northern California’s Mendocino County became his home for the next eight years, with one year off for a world tour, most of which was spent painting in the Orient.
The years from 1978-1981 were spent living, painting, and exhibiting in London.
Robert Sherman’s works are in a number of private collections, including those of President Bill Clinton, Governor Jim Guy Tucker, former Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, designer Bill Blass, Wesleyan University, Smith Capital Management, McElroy National Bank, UCA Arkansas Art Center, Southeast Arkansas Art Center, and many others. As well as being exhibited throughout the country and in Europe.