Robert Gordon has been sketching and drawing for nearly 40 years. He has documented his travels in Europe, including France, Greece, England, Holland, Germany, Tahiti and Morocco. And he has also made sketchbooks of his life and work in the U.S. including San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles and his home Chicago.

He filled dozens of “visual note-taking” sketchbooks documenting Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Landscape and Design Committee work between 2000 and 2010.  Those sketches cover City of Chicago projects ranging from landscaping, transportation, streetscape, to major park and infrastructure additions such as Millennium Park.

Gordon trained in etching at the historical Atelier 17, under the great printmaker and color theorist William Hayter.

He uses many different media for his sketches, often starting with pencil or pen and creating line drawings. He sometimes adds color with colored pencils, markers and watercolors.

Gordon has given shows in Paris and Chicago and was previously represented by the legendary Chicago architectural art gallery, ArchiTech.

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