(1896 - 1970)
Robert Riggs was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Illinois. Robert Riggs is known for circus, street and sport scenes-lithography and painting.
Known for his paintings of prize-fighting and circus-genre scenes and
lithography of gigantic size compositions, Robert Riggs had a highly
successful career as an artist, especially in the 1930s and 40s. His
painting, The Brown Bomber, showed the boxing victory of Joe
Louis over Max Schmeling. This is one of the paintings that
earned Riggs election to the National Academy of Design in 1946
was born in Decatur, Illinois and as a young man ran away from home and
joined the circus. He studied at the James Milliken University in
Illinois and then trained at the Art Students League in New York, but
his study was interrupted by Army service in World War I.
He stayed overseas and attended the Acade ... Displaying 750 of 1314 characters.