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Robert Gwathmey

 (1903 - 1988)
Robert Gwathmey was active/lived in New York, Virginia.  Robert Gwathmey is known for African-American figure and genre painting.

Robert Gwathmey

Born in Richmond, Virginia, Robert Gwathmey became an artist known for his Social Realist depictions of life in the rural South.  He was one of the first white artists to create dignified images of African-American people and did so in a style that was modernist with many geometric forms and bold colororation.

Although he lived intermittently in Pennsylvania and in the South, he spent most of his forty-five year career in New York City where his studio was at 1 West 68th Street.  Frequently he returned to the South where he became concerned about the problems dividing blacks and whites.

At the start of his career, he traveled in Europe for two years, and then taught at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pitt  ...  Displaying 750 of 9875 characters.

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About  Robert Gwathmey

Born:  1903 - Richmond, Virginia
Died:   1988 - Southhampton, New York
Known for:  African-American figure and genre painting