Klunks favored technique is to combine his copper etchings prints with watercolor paint to create a uniquely finished piece of art.
Inspired by his many travels and love for architectural history, Klunk's work is exceedingly detailed, from his conceptual sketches and handmade paper to the final matting and salvaging of framing. Klunk studied sculpture and graduated from the University of Illinois - Chicago. There he met local etchings artist, Susan Hunt-Wulkowicz. Robert worked as her assistant and learned all aspects of the art business from Susan. Robert grew up on the Southwest side of Chicago. He had hoped to attend an advance high school art program, but instead attended Brother Rice and subsequently was the first of his family to attend college at Loyola. Academically school was a disaster, but the university environment allowed Robert to express himself in other forms. Robert next explored New York and worked with a Muralist, in an art gallery and as a model. These experiences awoke the artist within.