Robert Natkin (1930–2010) Untitled (Hitchcock), 1988 Acrylic on linen, 70 x 80 in.
Robert Natkin (1930–2010) Untitled (Hitchcock), 1988 Acrylic on linen, 70 x 80 in.

Robert Natkin (1930–2010) Untitled (Hitchcock), 1988 Acrylic on linen, 70 x 80 in.

Starting at the age of five Robert Natkin frequented the movie theater—sometimes as much as six times a week! No doubt that his early exposure to film influenced his career as an artist. Natkin leads the viewer though his paintings by carefully interweaving shapes, patterns, and emotive colors, much in the same way the great filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock connected different story lines into one cohesive film. —Ellyn Basky, Assistant, Hirschl & Adler Modern