Robert F. Kauffmann was born in Willingboro, New Jersey, in 1963. Mr. Kauffmann earned a degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University in 1987 and currently works as a software engineer for Computer Sciences Corporation.

While still in college, Mr. Kauffmann developed his own artistic style, inspired by his background in computer science and mathematics as well as the work of the mathematician B. Mandelbrot, inventor of fractal geometry, and the graphic artist M. C. Escher. Mr. Kauffmann's designs portray visual paradox using mathematical structures as expressive tools. He calls this style Mathematical Surrealism.

Kauffman's graphic art has been featured in numerous shows in Philadelphia, Chicago, New York City, and other venues nationwide. His work has also won a number of awards and been published in various periodicals.

Kauffmann has also produced a number of animated films including "Animated Shorts" (1995), "The Masque of Ollock" (1999), "Osama bin Lobster (2002), and "Food Chain Inversion" (2003). Kauffmann's films have won awards and have been screened in various film festivals nationwide. 

Kauffmann's career as a writer is comparatively recent. His first published work is The Mask of Ollock based on his film of the same name. This fantasy epic in octet form is now available from Arx. He is at work on a sequel entitled The Curse of Borello, which is currently being serialized in The Tarpeian Rock.

Mr. Kauffmann currently resides in Cinnaminson, New Jersey.

Featured works


Essays Visual Art

Artistic Influences :
Shakespeare - Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lays of Beleriand, Lord of the Rings, the Silmarillion

Thomas Aquinas - Summa Theologica
J.R.R. Tolkien - On Faerie Stories
John Paul II - A Letter to Artists dated 4/9/99
Our Blessed Lord - The Holy Bible (Douay-Rhiems version)

Robot Carnival