Robert Natkin Young Acrobat, 1984 Located in J Resort’s Main Casino

The American abstract painter Robert Natkin was celebrated for his lyrical abstract expressions, brought to life with vibrant colors inspired by the Post-Impressionist style. His expansive and dynamic artworks were characterized by bold layers of bright hues and spirited, expressive brushwork.

Deeply influenced by the work of Willem de Kooning and Paul Klee, his practice is characterized by a strong sense of painterly vitality. Natkin used both a paintbrush and palette knife to apply his bright acrylic paints to his canvas, sometimes also using cloths or netting as stencils.