American, 1925 - 2018
Signed and dated R. Geppert 6-17-47, lower right.
Robert Geppert was born in Wilmette, IL in 1925. His father owned the Denoyer-Geppert Company that made maps and globes. As a teenager, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, yet managed to graduate from the Institute of Design in Chicago, IL with a degree in architecture. He also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked briefly as a draftsman and continued his work as a fine artist. In 2018, he died in Wilmette, IL at the age of 92.