Robert Roesch was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1946. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Art and Design, State University of New York, Farmington and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts diploma from the School of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. He has taught at several institutions and is at present an Instructor of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Roesch has received twelve grants, including a Senior Specialist Fulbright Award he shared with Suzanne Reese-Horvitz. His sculptures are included in collections throughout the world. Among his many accomplishments are twenty major public art projects. His most recent honor was a major commission as an invited artist by the Chinese government and the Academy of Fine Arts in Hang Zhou, China.