Robert Fulton Logan Biography

Robert Fulton Logan

American

1889-1959

Biography

Robert Fulton Logan was born on March 25, 1889 near Lauder, Manitoba, Canada. He studied etching in Winnipeg with Frank Armington and, at age 16 enrolled in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where he studied with etcher Frank Benson and others, followed by studies at the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

During WWI he traveled to Paris, France where he both studied and taught at Art Training Center at the Pavillon de Bellevue, Bellevue, France, where the Army Educational Commission (AEC) had established a school for 300 advanced art students.

 

After returning to the United States he was hired as a faculty member at Connecticut College, where he taught for 20 years before retiring in 1954. Logan went on to head the Art Department at Newton College of the Sacred Heart, a small women's liberal arts college in Newton Centre, Massachusetts.

 

His work was widely exhibited in major galleries and museums in both Europe and the United States, including the Corcoran Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Paris Salon (1921 – 1930).

 

He was a member of SAGA, the Chicago Society of Etchers, the National Arts Club (1922) and the Societe Internationale De La Gravure Originale en Noir (1921) and others.

 

Robert Fulton Logan died in Boston, Massachusetts on December 9, 1959.