Robert Kraus

Robert Kraus

Huntersland, NY, US



Robert Kraus is an artist, architect, and furniture designer and maker, who moved with his wife Philippa to Schoharie County in the Hudson River Valley full time in 2011, after living in New York City for 35 years.

An abstract painter educated at Yale (B.A., 1976), he entered the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 1976. He abandoned painting in 2000, and entered Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He received an M.Arch degree in 2004, and worked in architecture offices for 6 years, including three years in the New York office of 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban. He resumed painting in 2010. 

He is currently building a house that he designed with Robert Marino on his property Upstate.



Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2000 - May 2004

Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, Fine Arts

Sep 1972 - Jan 1976

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