Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art

310 West Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825


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Peter Powell Roberts is an acclaimed Florida Master Artist who was an instructor and a department head at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota Florida for 23 years. He also founded the Design and Computer Graphics Departments at the college.

Peter Powell Roberts and his work disappeared in 2010 after his wife of some 45 years, died. He was found in 2012 when a man who knew him visited a nursing facility in Sebring FL with his therapy dog.  36 pieces of Mr. Roberts original oil on wood paintings and eight sculptures were later found in a storage shed.

Peter Powell Roberts’s art celebrates the Central Florida environment by rendering its minutia in a unique way.  His work is renowned for depicting Florida nature in compositions that reflect the abstract.

"Mr. Roberts paintings bring his unique talent for interpreting the oft overlooked minutiae present in Florida's landscape", says Jim Fitch, Acquisition Agent for Florida Masters Collection and Founder of the Museum of Florida Art and Culture. Mr. Roberts, a Highlands County resident, willed his body of work (most of which has never been seen before) to HCA in 2014. 

The Museum Gallery features rotting exhibits of select regional artists.