Robert Tatum

Robert Tatum is a well-known artist in San Antonio and in this neighborhood.

Robert Tatum is a well-known artist in San Antonio and in this neighborhood. Back in the 1990s, he was one of the neighborhood residents pushing to put Southtown on the map. He talks about how he and other artists promoted First Fridays and Art in the Hood, bringing people from the suburbs into our neighborhood and establishing the foundations for the restaurants, boutiques, apartments, and other businesses that thrive here today.

He describes his own artwork as ‘low-brow underground. I try to keep it in good taste,’ he says, ‘but it’s a little strange.’

Read our article about Robert and see more of his work on his website.

Gnome Ranger

Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48", 2017