Drawing upon over 35 years of practiced experience in academia, art and writing, Robert P. Workman, PhD, has been serving as an artist for the Villager Newspaper in Chicago since 1991. Commencing his career in 1983, he first acted as a cartoonist for Bridge View News in Oak Lawn, Illinois, for six years while simultaneously serving as an instructor at St. Xavier College in Chicago in 1985. In 1989, he briefly served as a cartoonist for Village View Publications before becoming an artist for the Villager Newspaper in Chicago in 1991, a role he still holds today. Alongside this endeavor, he was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Arizona and a lecturer at the University of Oxford in 1996, as well as a professor at the National Museum of Natural History in France in 2001.
Dr. Workman is a frequent freelance artist and creator of acrylic sculptures. Featured on AM Radio in 1992, he participated as a TV art director for Media-in-Action, a substitute teacher for Morgan Park Academy, and an artist-in-residence at the Chicago Public Library. He also curated the Virginia I. Workman Collection at Woodson Regional Library in Chicago and founded the Kennedy Park Library.
Displaying his artwork in several permanent collections for decades, Dr. Workman is a prolific exhibitor whose art can be found in Spain, Portugal, England and other countries in more than 120 museums, libraries and private collections. An esteemed author as well, he has contributed his written works and photography to several books. He discovered the Workman’s Gate of 22 Stones of Cydonia on Mars in 2003 and was the first American artist accepted into the Louvre Museum for the 21st century. Likewise, he invented the Millennium Star Explorer spacecraft.
As a testament to his success, Dr. Workman has received multiple accolades and honors throughout his career. He has also been included in the 64th through 70th editions of Who’s Who in America, as well as the 37th through 43rd editions of Who’s Who in the West.
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