Biography

Robert Amos is an artist and writer living in Victoria, British Columbia. He has spent his life telling the story of this remarkable place. His paintings of the “built environment” of the city, and its stunning setting, are part of the permanent collections of the City of Victoria, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the University of Victoria, and others.
 
While studying the city, he also made an extended study of its people. As art writer for the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper, published every week for 32 years, he met many of the most creative people and wrote about them in the popular press. Ten yars ago he began working informally with the “artists archive” of Special Collections Library at the University of Victoria and has become the leading art historian of the city.
 
In 2010 Mr. Amos became the official biographer of artist E. J. Hughes and since that time he has worked diligently to bring to an eager public the life and work of Hughes. This has already resulted in a number of critically-acclaimed books.
 
In addition to these professional concerns, Amos has an international following in the world of literature. He has been studying the writing of James Joyce, particularly his last and most difficult book, Finnegans Wake. In a remarkable collision, his study of Japanese and Chinese calligraphy has led him  inscribe Joyce’s words on Japanese and Chinese papers.
 
Mr. Amos is not represented by any art gallery, but can be contacted through this site. With the assistance of Pathmaker Photography, he is pleased to welcome you to discover his world of creations.