Robert Fabe was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1917, and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He began the study of painting with his father, a talented amateur. He took art courses at Withrow High School, in Cincinnati (1932-1936) in conjunction with the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Robert entered the Cincinnati Art Academy after graduation (four year scholarship) and studied with Herman Wessel, John E. Weis and Meyer Abel.
Robert received the "Out of Town" Scholarship to the Art Students League in New York in 1939. He studied at the Art Students League with Arnold Blanch, George Grosz and Raphael Soyer. He was mural assistant to Arnold Blanch in 1939.
Robert returned to Cincinnati and opened a studio in 1940-41. He entered Armed Service in Infantry and Combat Engineer's in 1941 and served in Europe for 2 1/2 years. He was discharged in 1945. He returned to Cincinnati in 1945 to paint and taught art at the Art Academy. He did interior decorating and free lance work. Robert joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati Department of Design, Architecture and Art in 1958 where he retired as Professor of Fine Arts in 1987.
Butler Art Institute; Dayton Area Shows; Ohio University Show; Ohioana Award 1982
Partial list of solo shows:
Clossons Gallery 1945 (war drawings)
Loring Andrews Gallery 1947
Cincinnati Art Club 1956
Cincinnati Art Club 1958
Miami University 1961
Wilmington College 1963
Edgecliff College 1964
Xavier University 1966
Mt. St. Joseph College 1970
Ohio State Capital 1971
Laser Drawings at Cincinnati Museum, May 1971
Ran Gallery 1995, 1996
President Cincinnati Chapter McDowell Society
President Cincinnati Professional Artists
Who was Who in American Art
Who's Who in the Midwest
Cincinnati Art Museum; Miami University; University of Cincinnati; Dayton Art Institute; Butler Art Institute
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