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Robert McChesney

 (1913 - 2008)
Robert Pearson McChesney was active/lived in California, Missouri.  Robert McChesney is known for abstract expressionist and mural painting.

Biography   Robert McChesney


Post-War California artist, Robert Pearson McChesney became an Abstract Expressionist painter, assemblage artist, printmaker, sculptor and teacher.  He was born in Marshall, Missouri, and with the exception of a year in Mexico, 1951, and World War II military service aboard a ship, he spent his career in California where he moved in 1936.  He lived and had his studio north of San Francisco in Petaluma, atop Sonoma Mountain.  Considered one of the "progenitors of Bay Area abstract expressionism", he had influence far beyond his home town.  Exhibition venues were in New York at the Whitney Museum, Chicago at the Art Institute and San Francisco at the Museum of Modern Art.

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