Robert Allen Wilcox (1903-1977)
Robert Allen Wilcox was born in Chicago and moved to Michigan City, Indiana with his parents when he was nine. He attended Elston Senior High School. While there his artistic trends - he always liked to draw - brought him in contact with August Krueger who offered him a job in his sign shop and helped him to learn the sign craft. Wilcox graduated from high school in 1922 and continued in the sign shop until 1924. "At that time a growing desire had crystallized and September of 1924 found me enrolled in the classes of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, starting in a road that grows ever wider and seems to have no end," he commented in an undated interview. He
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