Robert Aitken

Robert Aitken
Also Known as
Robert Ingersoll Aitken
Robert I. Aitken
San Francisco, California
New York, New York
born San Francisco, CA 1878-died New York City 1949
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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 San Francisco, California. He grew interested in sculpture in 1897 while studying in Paris, and he went on to teach at the National Academy of Design in New York City. Some of Aitken’s famous works include monuments to the Navy and to President William McKinley.

Works by This Artist (3 items)