Robert Ronnie Branaman

Night in Tunisia, etching by Robert Branaman

Robert Ronnie Branaman: is a Beat Generation poet, painter, and film producer who continues to make avant garde art today. A Kansas native, he was an integral part of the Wichita Vortex, a group of the Beat Generation that involved Charles Plymell and Michael McClure. His work includes etchings, paintings, films, books, and most recently a series of limited edition digital / traditional prints. He showed at the legendary Batman Gallery in San Francisco, was part of Michael McClure’s play ! The Feast ! and his paintings were featured in Oliver Stone’s film The Doors. His films include Ginsberg (1966) and Goldmouth (1965) starring Lawrence Ferlinghetti. He presently lives and works in Santa Monica. In Spring 2010 he had a show of his paintings at Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles.