Robert Watson (American 1923 - 2004)
Oil on canvas 22" x 38" + frame, signed
and dated LR "R. Watson 64".
Biography by Vincent Price
“Robert Watson (1923 - 2004) was born in Martinez, California
in a big house overlooking the bay, and with him was born the subject
of all his paintings - the loneliness of man in the mysterious world.
California provided this subject with a stage of vast space on which to
grow and evolve.
It wasn't until after High School, odd jobs, a sojourn in the Army and
study at Universities of California and Wisconsin that Watson's lonely
man, mysterious world became concrete through reality of paint on
canvas. This occurred between 1943 and 1947 when he went to New York
and later spent eight weeks studying with Frederic Taubes in Wisconsin.
Watson's career, a highly successful one, began with his first one-man
show in 1947 at Gump's and in 1950 in the California Palace of the
Legion of Honor, both in San Francisco.