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Robert Eskridge

 (1891 - 1975)
Robert Lee Eskridge was active/lived in Hawaii, California.  Robert Eskridge is known for marine genre, illustrator, mural.

Biography   Robert Eskridge


Born on Nov. 22, 1891 in Philipsburg, PA. Eskridge moved with his family to Pasadena as a child. He studied at Los Angeles College of Fine Arts, AIC, Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, with George Senseney and André Lhote in Paris. After traveling extensively in Spain and the South Seas, he lived in Chicago, New York, and Coronado Beach, CA (1917-32). Upon moving to Honolulu in 1932, he taught at the University of Hawaii until the bombing in 1941. As well as an artist, he was also the author-illustrator of several books about Hawaii including Umi, the Hawaiian Boy Who Became King, My South Seas Playmates, and Manga Reva. He died in Honolulu on April 16, 1975. Exh: Panama-Pacific Expo (San Diego), 1915 (bronze medal); AIC, 1928 (prize); H

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Encounters With Paradise; American Art Annual 1919-33; Who's Who in American Art 1936-41; Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4-16-1975 (obituary).

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