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Robert Treat Paine

 (1870 - 1946)
Robert Treat Paine was active/lived in California, New York, Indiana.  Robert Paine is known for sculpture.

Robert Treat Paine

Born in Valparaiso, IN on Feb. 11, 1869. Paine's great grandfather was chief engineer to George Washington during the Revolution and one of Washington's pall bearers. In 1891 Robert Paine studied sculpture at the AIC and ASL of NYC before beginning his art career as an armature builder for sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens. In 1924 he moved to Los Angeles where he assisted A. P. Proctor on sculpture projects and was active on the Federal Art Project. Paine invented the Pantographic machine used for making large sculptures from small models by marking the proportions by hand with calipers. A great deal of his career was spent solving other sculptors' engineering problems. He died in Hollywood, CA on Jan. 16, 1946.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in California 1942; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Los Angeles Times, 1-20-1946 (obituary).

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About  Robert Treat Paine

Born:  1870 - Valparaiso, Indiana
Died:   1946 - Hollywood, California
Known for:  sculpture