Robert Stark (1933 - 2014) was a luminist, painting principally in oil on canvas and panel. Luminism takes its name from light and refers to the subtle coloristic effects that sunlight, ever changing in intensity, produces on land, sea and in the sky. He sees the New England coast as a place where people have lived long and worked hard and feel part of the land and sea . He attended Nantucket schools and after graduating from Nantucket High School, served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was the founder and director of Nantucket's oldest gallery, The Stark Gallery on Old North Wharf. Aside from exhibiting in his own gallery, his work can be seen in The Cavalier Gallery in Nantucket, Greenwich, CT. and NYC, the Nantucket Looms, Chatham Fine Arts, Chatham,MA and the J.Todd Gallery in Wellesley, MA. His work is represented in numerous private and corporate collections in the US, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, France, China and the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y.