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Color Lithograph on Paper.

Robert James Baxter was born in Milwaukee in 1933 and received a Master of Science and a Master of Fine Arts in 1959 and 1960 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He was a student of the noted artist's Aaron Bohrod and John Wilde. In the early 1960's he relocated to California and held a position as a Professor of Art at San Diego State University from 1962-1975. He is the recipient of many awards and is known as an etcher, lithographer, printmaker and painter. This lithograph is representative of his work during his sabbatical years in Rome where he studied the linear movement of Italian women at work. The laundress, in the process of folding, ironing or sewing, were images that he often printed in four colors of red, two blacks and white. As a printmaker he worked with the master printer Ernest F. de Soto and the Editions Press in San Francisco. He was elected as a full academician in the National Academy of Design in 1994. His work can be seen in collections throughout the United States at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.