Robert Cagan is a relative newcomer to painting, with modest formal credentials in art but a high level of enthusiasm. He paints with oils – landscapes, still lifes and occasionally figures. A special interest is urban landscapes, combining geometric and natural elements. He has taken painting courses locally at Artworks in Trenton and workshops at Arts ProTem in New Hampshire. Professionally he has a Ph.D. in biochemistry, and is now retired following a career in academia and industry.