Robert Dallas Stapleton Biography

Robert Dallas Stapleton




Painter and printmaker Robert Dallas Stapleton was born in El Paso, Texas on Februaru 13, 1919. His family moved to Santa Monica, California when Stapleton was a child, affording him the opportunity to take lessons with noted printmaker Sueo Serisawa and attend the Cahn Art School in Hollywood. Art remained a secondary pursuit to his job as a pipeline engineer in Southern California for thirty-four years, having his most prolific years in the 1940s and early 1950s. He exhibited at the Los Angeles County Fair in 1940 and was a member of the California Watercolor Society beginning in 1942. He died in Pacific Palisades on March 16, 1991.