R. (Bob) Stem was raised and educated in a a small rural town in northern
California. He received his B.A. degree in art from California State University,
San Jose in 1968. After three years of service in the army, which included a
year in beautiful south-east Asia, he attended California State University,
Fresno, and received an M.A. degree in art in 1972. Bob moved to Montana
in 1980. He spent the next twenty five years teaching in the Montana Public
School system. He was the art and photography teacher in Deer Lodge,
Montana, for twenty one years.
During that time Bob raised a few cows and horses on his small ranch (600
acres) and worked five summers for an outfitter, taking people into the Bob
Marshall Wilderness. His interest in ranch life, wildlife and the outdoors is
expressed in much of his art.
He has shown his paintings in national shows including the Oil Painters of
America, Montana Watercolor Society, Salon International, Florida Invitational
Bob is offering limited edition prints of his amazingly detailed drawings.
Bob is currently represented by the following galleries and outlets:
Shadow Mountain Gallery, Jackson, WY
Three Rivers Gallery, Tularosa, NM
A. Hooker's Gallery, Great Falls, MT
Gallery inquiries welcome