Robert Reid (1862-1929): American Impressionist & Muralist
A painter of landscape, figures, still-lifes and murals, Reid was one of the founding members of the Ten American Painters, a group of Impressionists who rebelled against traditionalism in 1897. He had spent many of his summers painting in Normandy while studying in France in the late 1880s. He returned to New York in 1889 and in 1892, received the commission to decorate one of the eight entrance pavilion domes in the Liberal Arts Building for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exhibition in Chicago. Following this period, he received throughout his career important mural commissions in New York including ones for the Fifth Avenue Hotel and the Imperial Hotel.
Source: Dowling Walsh Gallery