Julian Robles carries the tradition of the great Southwest painters as do few other contemporary artists. With his mastery and sensitive renderings of indigenous culture, he provides a view into a vanishing frontier; he brings an authentic interpretation of our country’s most colorful native past. There is no updating or modernization in his canvases – they are as vintage and faithful as one could find on a gallery wall of 1910. His treatment of figures and environment conforms to the best work of the founding Southwest impressionist pioneers: Blumenschein, Couse, Sharp, Berninghaus, Ufer, Higgins, Dunton and so many others who shaped that glorious, stylized, mythic America. These legendary artists set a standard rarely met by those who followed.