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Reid, Robert Lewislocked

(29 July 1862–02 December 1929)
  • Cynthia Seibels

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Reid, Robert Lewis (29 July 1862–02 December 1929), impressionist and mural painter, was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the son of Jared Reid, Jr., and Louisa Dwight. His father was the founder of the Edwards Place School for boys in Stockbridge and was headmaster until its failure in 1878, when he went to work as a salesman and dispersed his children among relatives. Reid spent his late adolescence partly with his parents in Andover, Massachusetts, and partly with his brother Charles in Hartford and Westfield, Connecticut. Limited financial resources were the backdrop against which Reid struggled until he was well established as an artist....

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