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 Robert Riggs  (1896 - 1970)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/Illinois      Known for: circus, street and sport scenes-lithography and painting

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Robert Riggs
from Auction House Records.
The Brown Bomber
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Known for his paintings of prize-fighting and circus-genre scenes and lithography of gigantic size compositions, Robert Riggs had a highly successful career as an artist, especially in the 1930s and 40s. His painting, The Brown Bomber, showed the boxing victory of Joe Louis over Max Schmeling.  This is one of the paintings that earned Riggs election to the National Academy of Design in 1946

He was born in Decatur, Illinois and as a young man ran away from home and joine (showing 500 of 1320 characters).



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