Richard Fayerweather Babcock was born in Denmark, IA on June 4, 1887. Babcock studied at the Art Students League in NYC, Art Institute of Chicago, and in Munich. He lived in Pittsburgh, PA during 1922-26 and Evanston, IL in 1947. His illustrations appeared in Encyclopaedia Brittanica. While in California, he painted a mural in the U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego. During his last years he taught at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He died on Feb. 23, 1954.
Member: Chicago WC Club; Cliff Dwellers.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1922; Who's Who in American Art 1947; NY Times, 2-23-1954 (obit).Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here