Robert P. Waddington received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. He also attended the summer program of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.
Waddington has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Moore College of Art, the Art Institute of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Ursinus College, Camden County Community College, the Wayne Art Center and Chester Springs Studio.
He has devoted more than two decades to the scholarly study of old master technical treatises and manuscripts of materials and techniques, on which the majority of his course offerings are based. He has taught papermaking, bookbinding, printmaking, fresco, egg tempera, Renaissance drawing techniques and numerous figure and portrait painting classes.
Waddington is an “enhanced realism” painter, as he terms it, relying on extensive training and knowledge of the Old Masters as well as modern techniques. He has exhibited extensively and has had numerous reviews of his work. He is represented worldwide by Rodger La Pelle Galleries in Philadelphia. His paintings are in many corporate and private collections.
Waddington teaches Facial Features for Portraits, Renaissance Drawing Techniques, Secrets of Realistic Painting, Fresco Painting, Papermaking, Bookmaking, Painting the Costumed Figure and Advanced Portrait Painting (and many more) in the Continuing Education program.