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Artist Bob Timberlake

A cofounder of the Blue Ridge Realists movement, Bob Timberlake lives in Lexington, North Carolina where he has a studio and gallery. An additional gallery is located in Blowing Rock, NC. On the advice of artist Andrew Wyeth, Timberlake made the decision to become a full time artist in 1970. His first three solo exhibitions at New York's prestigious Hammer Galleries were sold out days before their openings. He has held numerous solo museum exhibitions around the world. He designed the first Christmas stamp for the US Postal Service and has been recognized by two US Presidents (Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan) for his work with Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Selected honors include; the Albert Schweitzer Medal for Artistry; The America Forestry Award; North Carolina Public Servant of the year; The Iron Eyes Cody Award; The Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the Shingleton Award for his support of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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