Robert Aldern in his studio
Aldern in studio

A South Dakota Original

Robert Aldern: Landscapes, Figure Studies and Liturgical Art

For six decades Robert Aldern has been a major influence on the art of South Dakota. Times change, but the essence of the prairie remains constant. That essence is captured in the work of Rober Aldern. Aldern's paintings reflect his lifelong quest to capture the quiet truths in nature and in our hearts.

Discover Robert Aldern's original work

Still Lifes
Figure Studies

A Brief Biography

Robert Aldern was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1929. He received his BFA from the University of Hartford, Hartford School of Art, Hartford, Connecticut. Aldern also has a BA from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He currently works as an Artist-in-residence at the Center for Liturgical Art at Augustana College. Throughout his career, Aldern has received numerous awards for his art and is listed in "Who's Who in America."


South Dakota Original - An Aldern retrospective
The Robert J. Aldern Retrospective: 1957-1997