Robert Bean holds a B.F.A. from Mississippi State University and M.F.A. from Louisiana State University. He has taught classes in figure painting and drawing at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA and Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL. Currently teaching classes at UAHuntsville in the Department of Art, Art History and Design and the Huntsville Museum of Art Academy. His works have been in group and solo exhibitions.
Bean uses his art as a way to communicate with and understand the world around me. Because we all see the world through our own perceptions, he tries to create narrative paintings that incorporate personal subject matter and symbols while using more universal themes and archetypes to create a series of paintings that work as a whole.