Robert Lee Eskridge

Painting, Visual Artist

1891 – 1975

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Who was Robert Lee Eskridge?

Robert Lee Eskridge was an American genre painter, muralist and illustrator. He was born in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. Eskridge moved with his family to Pasadena as a child. He studied at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles College of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and with George Senseney and André Lhote in Paris. After traveling extensively in Spain and the South Seas, he lived in Chicago, New York, and Coronado Beach, CA. He moved to Honolulu in 1932 and taught at the University of Hawaii. During the Great Depression he was a Works Progress Administration muralist. His murals are in the Ala Moana Park Sports Pavilion in Honolulu and at Palmer House in Chicago.

The Honolulu Museum of Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum are among the public collections holding works of Robert Lee Eskridge.

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Born
1891
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • University of Southern California
Died
1975

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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