For the past 40 years, Robert Fiedler has had a passion for collecting fine African Art. After obtaining degrees in Anthropology, Robert researched the early accounts of explorers, missionaries, colonial officials and gentleman travelers in Africa and the ritual objects they introduced to the west.
In 1975 while touring museums, galleries and antique shops of Europe, he developed an interest for collecting African art. Through associations with tribal art dealers, private collectors and museum groups, Robert developed an experienced eye for finding quality material from western and central Africa.
As an anthropologist, Robert values the ritual, religious and social use of the object and how it served a function in cultural society. Like many collectors he appreciates the exotic beauty, the power and artistic style of each carving. The various shapes and forms of traditional African art combine the mystery and spirituality that is connected to it’s past.
In 2007 Robert and his wife Pamela opened their first gallery called Arteology in downtown Santa Fe. In 2011 they found a new location and opened Intrigue Gallery in the historic Canyon Road Art District. The gallery merges antique African art from Robert’s collection and features Pamela’s contemporary, figurative art.
Robert started his website www.GalleryTribalArt in 2009 offering quality, authentic African pieces hand picked from his private collection. For the past 7 years Gallery Tribal Art has been an exhibitor in the Objects of Art show in Santa Fe during August.
Please browse the website, visit our gallery or stop by the show, we appreciate your interest and hope that our collection will stimulate your curiosity and help feed your soul.