Robert M. Gress Jr. was born in Hardin Montana in 1963. He studied jewelry and 2-dimensional Art at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he received an Associates Degree. His jewelry is included in the permanent collections of the IAIA, the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe and many museums and galleries across the nation.
He is inspired by the old parfleche and beadwork designs of his Plains Ancestors…thus, for 25 years he has produced jewelry inlaid with traditional old Crow designs. He is the best there is when it comes to inlaying gemstones and colors into silver and gold, His lapidary skills are unsurpassed! Robert lives with his wife and family in Espanola, New Mexico.