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Robert Franklin Gates

 (1906 - 1982)
Robert Franklin Gates was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Virginia.  Robert Gates is known for genre-figure, landscape easel and government mural painting, educator.

Biography   Robert Franklin Gates


A painter and teacher, Robert Gates was head of the Art Department at American University in Washington DC and lived in McLean, Virginia. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and studied at the Detroit School of Arts and Crafts and the Art Students League in New York. He also was a WPA artist, doing murals.
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Title Robert Franklin Gates papers, 1916-1982.

Bio/Historical Note Painter, instructor; Washington, D.C. Gates taught in the art department at American University from 1946-1976, serving as chair from 1953-1957. He also taught at the Phillips   ...  Displaying 750 of 1982 characters.

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