Robert Caspary (b.1959) is a multidisciplinary artist whose lens-based practice is rooted in analog photography.
His two years of study at the Ontario College of Art (1978-81) were notable for the illuminated instruction and affirmation received from the celebrated artist, Graham Coughtry (1931-1999).
These formal studies were curtailed by the empirical life; a tapestry of twenty-five years, weaving marriages, children, and mortgages, binding the threads with 70 weekly hours of daycare cookery and retail clerking.
His concurrent artistic practice, restricted to late nights and early mornings alone, resulted in rich, varied, and nuanced works in media as diverse as photo-realistic silk-screenings, graphite drawings, pen-and-ink works, camera-based photography, and non-camera based darkroom works.
The artist has had many of these works chosen and exhibited locally and internationally.
His work continues.