Robert Geppert

American, 1925 - 2018

“’ when he jams with the base and guitar...”, 1947
Ink and ink wash on paper
11 1/4 x 18 inches (framed 19 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches)

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.

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