Robert Adzema is a painter and a sculptor who was born and educated in the United States. He currently resides in Connecticut He first studied watercolor painting with John Pappas at Dumont High School. He received his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and his Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Indiana University.
In 1978, Mr. Adzema co-authored with Mablen Jones “The Great Sundial Cutout Book“, both a teaching guide to sundial science and a practical guide for making one’s own accurate sundial models. Since that time he has made sundials an essential part of this sculptural work.
He has created sundials and other sculpture for public plazas, schools, libraries, museums, memorials and gardens both public and private in the US and Europe. In 2001, he was awarded the Sawyer Dialing Prize from the North American Sundial Society.
Mr. Adzema is a professional plein-air landscape watercolor painter. He feels that the freedom and immediacy of the watercolor medium is a perfect balance to the exactness and mathematical geometry of sundials.
He has had numerous one person shows of his sundials and his watercolors. Adzema’s work is in the public collections of The City of New York, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The New York City Board of Education, the State of Connecticut and Rockland County in New York.