Sculptor. Aitken was honored with awards from the National Academy of Design and the New York Architectural League, among other groups. The figure group, The Flame (1911) and the bronze doors he executed for the John W. Gates mausoleum (Woodlawn Cemetery, N.Y.) are good examples of his work.
Joan Stahl American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection (Washington, D.C. and Mineola, New York: National Museum of American Art and Dover Publications, Inc., 1995)
Robert Aitken trained as a painter at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art in