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Robert Roesch

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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.

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We have received many questions about whether the opening of state parks includes Grounds For Sculpture. Please note at this time we remain closed. 

As a nonprofit organization we are not part of the state parks system and we are not yet permitted to open. We are watching the situation closely. When we are permitted to open, we are determined to do so in way that is safe for our staff, volunteers and visitors.

We know the value of being out in nature and experiencing art is all the more important and restorative during these uncertain times. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to experience GFS later this season when we are permitted and able to reopen. We are tending the garden to ensure we are ready when the time comes.

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