(1924 - 1988)
Robert W. Addison was active/lived in Idaho, Illinois. Robert Addison is known for nostalgic neighborhood scenes, portraits.
Biography Robert Addison
The following, submitted May 2003, is from Julia Banks Marino, who worked with the artist in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
Robert Addison worked at Ficho & Corley art studio in the John Hancock Building (where he also lived) in the 1970's and 1980's. Although he was well-known for his nostalgic paintings of serene neighborhoods, along with his carousel series, he also provided art for the advertising world. Addison was a master at lighting, creating dramatic shadows in his work. He always said he was best at landscapes, but he provided beautiful portraits of famous Chicagoans for a "celebrity" wall for a Wendy's opening in the Chicago loop in the early 1980's, along with miniature sculptures for a lighter series for Vasilia, Ltd
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