(1890 - 1969)
Robert Ryland Kearfott was active/lived in New York, California. Robert Kearfott is known for portrait, sculptor, illustrator.
Biography Robert Kearfott
Terry Kearfott LaBonne, the artist's granddaughter, has provided the following biography.
Robert Ryland Kearfott was an American portrait painter. He was born December 12, 1890 in Martinsville, Virginia. His parents were Pierceall Kearfott (1856-1920), a pharmacist and banker and Rebecca Kratz Kearfott (1856-1928). He preferred to work from life, but was successful painting from photographs when the subject was unavailable for sittings or deceased. Besides oils Kearfott worked in watercolors and charcoal. He was also a sculptor and illustrator. In 1948 he edited KEARFOTT, KEARFOTT and Allied Families in America.
Robert Kearfott attended public schools in Martinsville Virginia, attended Richmond College, and graduated from the
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