Robert Marti

Russell-Marti Conservation Services

Robert Marti has been co-owner of Russell-Marti Conservation Services since 1988, with his wife Marianne Russell Marti.  After studying architecture and engineering for several years, he received his BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1967.  He worked for one year at General Motors in Warren, Michigan as a clay modeler, building full-scale prototype automobiles, then did graduate work in sculpture at Indiana University.  Upon returning to St. Louis, he taught painting, drawing and sculpture for five years at Meramec Community College.  From 1977 to 1982, Bob worked with Phoebe Dent Weil at Washington University in St. Louis, on the conservation of outdoor bronze sculpture.  Over more than thirty years of sculpture conservation, Bob has enjoyed the opportunity to employ both his sculpture and engineering training, and has developed special expertise in structural treatments.