Born with a crayon in his hand, slept in the crack between two beds, grew up in a skinny Brooklyn alleyway… Now on the road not taken.
Award-Winning Filmmaker: THE ROMEOWS (Retired Older Men Eating Out Wednesdays) received The Queens World Film Festival Filmmaker Award. Theatrical run Cinema Village,NYC. The Irish Ropes aired on Television. Official Selection: International Film Festivals. Sarnoff's movies dig deep into buried recesses, exposing hidden strengths, resilience, idiosyncrasies, oddities, courage, and dreams of the underdog... All the lonely people living on the fringe, up close and personal. Spirited, Uplifting.
Sarnoff's pen and ink drawings are unique. Whether rendering sunbathers on the sands of Viarregio's beach or on the boulders of The Kankamagus, his readily identifiable style captures the setting, the moment.
Rockaway sunsets in flowing watercolors, vibrant portraits in oil paint-sticks, the artist's works are masterful.
His one man exhibits in New York's SoHo, Hell's Kitchen, Brooklyn Heights and Rockaway featured an eclectic array of approaches and materials including abstract constructions.
Filled with illustrations, instructions, and professional artists' examples, Robert Sarnoff's instructional texts, "Papier Mache - A Project Manual", and "Cartoons, Comics, Ideas and Techniques", have been used in classrooms for the past quarter century. "got a minute? humorous travel tales and tips", and "AFTER THE FALL - 9/11/11, A Decade @ War" are punctuated with the author's artwork, ranging from pen and ink drawings, cartoons, watercolors, and mixed media collages. These rich, wonderful books are designed to be treasured today and for all ages and re-visited by generations to come.
Sarnoff's Plays have been presented on NYC's Theater Row.
Brooklyn Trilogy, three one act plays spanned by time and the Brooklyn Bridge, a testimony to the grandeur of life and the will to live. Permanence, loyalty, challenged by constant, relentless, inevitable change
Men of Substance, a stark, realistc visit to a NYC lower east side men's shelter. Powerful, raw, stark, bold.
Mr. Sarnoff expresses his views on Aging in America, Film, Current Affairs, through his political cartoons and observations.