Greatest American Painters

Robert Riggs (1896 – 1970)

Posted by L. A. on September 22, 2010

The Brown Bomber (aka Joe Louis)

Ringing Of The Bell

High Bars

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Catcher On The Line

Slopping The Pigs

Gun Factory

Farmer On The Tractor

Wheat Harvest

Street Market

Johnnie Walker Trophy

Flowers For The Gentleman

Dust Storm


One-Punch Knockout

Center Ring


Dr. Morgan

3 Responses to “Robert Riggs (1896 – 1970)”

  1. Cecelia Ann Knott said

    Where was Robert Riggs born and some history of his family. I am a desendant of the Riggs family. Trying to find this line.

    • Suzay Lamb said

      He was born in Decatur, Illinois and as a young man ran away from home and joined the circus. He studied at the James Milliken University in Illinois and then trained at the Art Students League in New York, but his study was interrupted by Army service in World War I. He stayed overseas and attended the Academie Julian in Paris and then returned to the United States where he settled in Philadelphia and worked for N.W. Ayer & Sons, an advertising agency for whom he did numerous illustrations. He had a highly successful career as an artist, especially in the 1930s and 40s.

  2. liudmyla said

    “…a highly successful career as an artist///” – yeah, I bet, he should have had, so sensitive. “Slopping The Pigs”: the boy’s face is beyond description, the happiness itself

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