Robert Von Zimmerman arrived in Guatemala circa 1960 approximately 120 years after Frederic Catherwood. "I am reminded by the scenes of Manet and Monet as I witness the scenes of the Maya of Today patterning themselves in a natural order in the presence of their native environment clearly restating the proper perspective of human values through religious worship, blending the ancient Maya with this Spanish Catholic Religious Beliefs." Robert Von Zimmerman 1970

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Watercolor 2
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Watercolor 3
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Watercolor 4
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Watercolor 5
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Watercolor 6
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Watercolor 7
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Watercolor 8
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Watercolor 9
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Titles

1. Quirigua Stela E
2. Quirigua Stela F
3. Processional to Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
4. Communion of Candles Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
5. La Shacra - Hillside Shelters
6. Picnic at San Cristobal
7. Hillside Picnic
8. Easter Procession - Chichicastenango
9. Easter Procession - Antiqua


Robert Von Zimmerman Architect and Artist circa 1924 to circa 1984 arrived in Guatemala approximately 120 years after Frederic Catherwood, the Architect and Artist whom had explored and produced drawings of "Views of Ancient Monuments". Robert migrated from New York to Miami to Guatemala circa 1960.

I met Robert while searching for an art teacher for my two daughters Laura and Susan whom visited me every summer. Once I saw Von Zimmerman's work, I was astounded by his beautiful pagentry of the present day life and ceremonies of the blended Mayan Cultural with the Spanish Catholic Religion. This combination produced an awareness of mysticism with a beautiful devout presence of impressionism.

In Robert Von Zimmerman's own words, "I am reminded by the scenes of Manet and Monet, as I witness the scenes of the Maya patterning themselves in a natural order in the presence of nature clearly, restating the proper perspective of human values of religious work and worship."

The work of Von Zimmerman through his pen and ink and watercolor creates an architectural calligraphy expression of exuberance and vitality.

As Von Zimmerman performs his work, his quick and deft strokes captures the moment of his own senses, as he perceives the scene at hand with originality and masterful communication. His work is one of greatness, as his care free manner is alive, with motion, and emotion.

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