(1874 - 1962)
Robert Farrington Elwell was active/lived in Wyoming, Arizona, Massachusetts. Robert Elwell is known for Cowboy genre painting, illustration, sculpture.
Biography Robert Elwell
R. FARRINGTON ELWELL
Robert Farrington Elwell was born August 24, 1874 in Boston, Massachusetts. His 24-year-old father, Albion Elwell, was from New Hampshire, and his 23-year-old mother, Alice Farrington, was from Massachusetts. He was an only child. They lived at 5 Oakville Avenue. His father was a stone mason.
He studied at a local technical school to become a civil engineer, which taught him skills in drafting and lettering. He began his career as a letterer and graphic artist at The Boston Globe newspaper.
In 1892 he met William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody when his famous Wild West Show visited Boston. Elwell illustrated some of the advertising and publicity that Cody
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