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Rob Trains

Rob Trains is an artist and writer born in New York City in 1947. During the spring of 1966 he worked for Andy Warhol at the Silver Factory Studio. Here he met The Velvet Underground, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, and others who influenced his early artwork. He later moved to San Francisco where he set- up his first art studio on Haight Street during the 1967, “Summer of Love”

For five decades, he has maintained art studios, first in San Francisco, then Oakland and now Bakersfield from which he has independently exhibited and sold his paintings and sculpture. During this time, he has also exhibited the artwork of hundreds of other artists in dozens of alternative spaces throughout Northern California.

In 1992 several of his paintings and sculptures were used in the Columbia Pictures feature film So I Married an Axe Murderer. In 2001 a series of text pieces based on his book of short stories How To Shake Hands With A Prizefighter was exhibited at the celebrated underground nightclub CB-BG’s in New York City. Rob Trains currently lives and works in Bakersfield, CA.


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