Robert Silvers invented the Photomosaic® when he was still a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was commissioned to create the 60th Anniversary cover of LIFE Magazine, and then found himself on national television and featured on shows such as Dateline NBC and Opera. Since then, he has sold over 600,000 posters, three million jigsaw puzzles, and over 200,000 copies of his books. His Fine Art prints are owned by Opera Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Bill Gates, Ferrari, and the King of Jordan, among others.
His clients include Allure Magazine, US Army, Bayer, Bechtel, Anheuser Busch, B-52, Booz Allen, Boston Globe, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Daimier-Chrysler, Epcot Center, Esquire Magazine, Foote, Cone, and Belding, Forbes Magazine, ford Motor Company, Fortune Magazine, GE Medical, Genentech, George Eastman House, Hallmark, Harper Collins, Harvard, Jeep, Kraft Foods, Leo Burnett, Liberty Mutual, Kraft, NASCAR, Comcast, Williams Sonoma, USDA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harley Davidson, The Simpson’s, LIFE Magazine, Mad Magazine, Major League Baseball, Microsoft, Noxema, PBS, Proctor & Gamble, Sesame Street Workshop, Steven Spielberg, Sybase, Time Magazine, United Airlines, US Navy, USA Weekend, USDA, Warner Bros., Wendy’s, Young & Rubicam, Audi, Coca Cola, CNN, Disney, HP, IBM, Library of Congress, Lucasfilm, Mastercard, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, Paramount Pictures, Playboy, Boeing, General Motors, McDonalds, Pfizer, Toyota, and over 1000 others. His advertising has made over 4 billion impressions.
In 2016, his digital art entitled Information Landscapes was accepted by the NY MOMA. Robert resides out outside of Boston, MA.
EDUCATION: MIT Media Lab, Boston Massachussetts
Tangent Comtemporary Art , New York Museum of Modern Art – permanent collection “Information Landscapes”, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, Art Santa Fe/ Art Toronto, Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium., Russeck Gallery, San Francisco, CA., Art Palm Beach, Fabien Fryns., FIAC, Paris, Galerie Punto., TIAF, Toronto, Fabien Fryns., Art Chicago, Galerie Punto., ARCO, Madrid., Art Miami, Fabien Fryns., National Portrait Gallery, London., TIAF, Toronto, Fabien Fryns., ART BASAL, Studio Trisorio., MIART, Milan, Fabien Fryns., Velge and Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels., Photography Triennale, Milan., ARTISSIMA, Turin, Fabien Fryns., European Academy, London.
AWARDS AND NOTABLE MENTIONS:
The National Gallery in London selected Silvers’ portrait of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates for
their “Painting the Century” exhibit, highlighting influential art of the 21st century.
Mastercard’s Photomosaic was awarded First Price for print advertising at the CIMA Awards
LIFE Magazine’s Photomosaic cover won a Merit Award from The Art Director’s Club.
Premiere Magazine selected The Truman Show Photomosaic poster as one of the top 50
movie posters of all time.
Photomosaic Jigsaw Puzzles were awarded Puzzle of the Year honors by the Australian
A Photomosaic calendar won Japan’s Minister of Education Prize.
Commissioned portraits for Senator Barry Goldwater, Enzo Ferrari, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Steven Spielberg, Bill Gates, Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President Al Gore, and H. M. King Hussein of Jordan.
Nineteen countries have commissioned Robert Silvers to make collectible stamps.