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Date Circa 1933
Technique Lithograph
Price $4,500.00
Exhibitor Ernest S. Kramer Fine Arts and Prints
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Riggs, Robert – American (1896-1970)
Lithograph, circa 1933, Bassham 33, edition of 40.
Signed & titled in pencil.
14 1/8 x 19 1/2.

This print is in very good – excellent condition.

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Robert Riggs was active/lived in Pennsylvania and Illinois.  Robert Riggs is known for circus, street, and sport scenes-lithography and painting.

Known for his paintings of prize-fighting and circus-genre scenes and lithography of gigantic size compositions, Robert Riggs had a highly successful career as an artist, especially in the 1930s and 40s. His painting, The Brown Bomber, showed the boxing victory of Joe Louis over Max Schmeling.  This is one of the paintings that earned Riggs election to the National Academy of Design in 1946.

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.