Robert Harcus has been a professional artist for thirty years during which time he has held over thirty one man shows, most of which have been sell-outs and participates in group and juried exhibitions nationwide including the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Oireachtas, further exhibitions held in Great Britain, Mainland Europe and the U.S.A. He is now accepted as one of Irelands leading equestrian artists who portrays a variety of breeds in his equine paintings most of which are portrayed in a landscape setting.
Robert was recently voted to signature membership of American Academy of Equine Art by fellow members.
Awarded the Medal D’Arts by the Parisian based arts society.
Guest of honour at the Salon de la Rochelle 2016 and received the Medal d’Honneur to mark the occasion.
In 2017 Robert was the recipient of the chamber of commerce medal for the best Oil painting at The La Rochelle Salon. This award was described by government minister Simon Harris as a great achievement, and an endorsement of the high quality work that the artist provides enabling him to continue going from strength to strength, contributing to the local economy in the process.
In June 2018 Robert was invited to exhibit at, and be the guest of honour at the first SALEO INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE in the MUSEUM PO> RO> S> PORTUGAL a very well attended, and highly successful exhibition.
Winner of the City of La Rochelle Medal and the President of the Society’s Medal at their 2020 International Salon.
A truly international event with 350 juried pieces by professional artists exhibited and attended by almost 1000 devotees on opening weekend.
This year Robert was again invited to exhibit at an international salon. His submission for this major Italian event was accepted by jury and “The Garden In Summer” will feature with the other limited number of successful artists at The Zagarolo Museum in Rome until November 25th 2023.
In October 2022 Robert exhibited at the International Salon in La Rochelle where he was awarded the first prize, painting prize. This was a truly international event with only juried exhibits on show and he was honoured when his entry “Street Cafe, Rome” achieved such a prestigious result.