(1903 - 1988)
Robert Gwathmey was active/lived in New York, Virginia. Robert Gwathmey is known for African-American figure and genre painting.
Biography Robert Gwathmey
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Robert Gwathmey became an artist known for
his Social Realist depictions of life in the rural South. He was one of
the first white artists to create dignified images of African-American
people and did so in a style that was modernist with many geometric
forms and bold colororation.
Although he lived intermittently in Pennsylvania and in the South, he spent most of his forty-five
year career in New York City where his studio was at 1 West 68th Street. Frequently he returned to the South
where he became concerned about the problems dividing blacks and whites.
At the start of his career, he traveled in Europe for two
years, and then taught at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pitt
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