Robert David Wilkie
(1827/28 - 1903)
Robert David Wilkie was active/lived in Massachusetts, Nova Scotia / Canada. Robert Wilkie is known for easel painting, periodical illustrations, and teaching.
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Robert D. Wilkie (1828 – 1903) (1)
An American painter, draftsman, illustrator and educator, Robert D. Wilkie (aka: Robert David Wilkie) was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (then a British colony now a part of Canada) and died in Swampscott, Massachusetts (about 10 miles north of Boston). He had lived in Boston and its environs (Roxbury) since the early 1850s (c.1853). In addition to easel painting and teaching, Wilkie did illustrations for periodicals such as Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion and Frank Leslie’s Weekly, and his works were reproduced as chromolithographs by Louis Prang (see AskART). (2)
Wilkie’s mediums were oils, watercolors, ink, chalk and chromolithograph*. His subjects were portraits, la
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