Robert Fulton Logan Biography

Robert Fulton Logan




Robert Fulton Logan, painter, etcher, educator, lecturer and designer, was born near Lauder, Manitoba, Canada on March 25, 1889. He studied etching in Winnipeg with Frank Armington and, at age 16, enrolled in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, where he studied with Frank Benson, Philip Leslie Hale, and Edmund Tarbell. He then contined his studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

During World War I, Logan traveled to France and he was both student and instructor at the 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 from which he retired in 1954. He later worked as a curator at the Lyman Allyn Museum in New London, Connecticut.

Logan was a member of and exhibited with the Society of American Graphic Artists, the Chicago Society of Etchers, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, and the Mystic Art Association. His work was also shown at the Paris Salon (1921-1930), the Société Internationale De La Gravure Originale en Noir (1921), the National Arts Club, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His work is represented in the collections of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; the Brooklyn Museum; the Art Institute of Chicago; British Museum, London; the Lyman Allyn Museum, New London; the Museum of Modern Art and the New York Public Library, New York; the Luxembourg Museum and Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; and the Library of Congress and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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