ROB GOLDBERG‘s early training included a two year apprenticeship with luthier William Cumpiano in Massachusetts, and watercolor study with Byron Birdsall in Anchorage, Alaska. A versatile artist, Rob paints landscapes in watercolor and acrylic, hand-pulls serigraph prints, does architectural etched glass, and builds custom guitars, violins, cellos, and mandolins.
Since 1978 he has had more than thirty gallery shows of his paintings, both solo and with his wife, artist Donna Catotti. His etched glass and custom woodworking designs can be seen in many of Alaska’s public buildings, including the Sealaska Heritage Soboleff building, theDimond Park Aquatic Center in Juneau, and the VA Hospital in Anchorage. Rob’s musical instruments are played by recording artists Beppe Gambetta, Richard Gilewitz, Tracy Spring, Steve Tada, Burl Sheldon, Tony Tengs, and others.
Rasmuson Foundation has awarded Rob two Individual Artist Awards, one for his paintings and one for his musical instruments.