Robert Reynolds Hewitt
Robert Hewitt was an avid Contra Dancer. He used his love and experience of the dance as subject matter to capture the essence of motion in his dynamic paintings.
“A native of Denver, he returned there after his World War II Navy service to complete his undergraduate and Masters of Fine Arts and mathematics at the University of Denver. He taught drawing and painting at Notre Dame University and San Jose State, worked as a civilian engineer for the Department of Defense, and was recruited into the nascent semiconductor industry.
Throughout his long and varied career, the one constant was painting. Wherever he was, he painted, from within naval vessels, to the kitchen surrounded by small children, to his sickroom as he recovered from illness, to his garage studio in Monterey.”
B.F.A. University of Denver, Denver,CO
M.A. Drawing and Painting, University of Denver
Instructor, Drawing and Painting, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Part-time instructor, Drawing, University of Seattle
Crafts Director, U.S. Army, Special Services Arts and Crafts
Member of cooperative galleries in Indiana, Colorado and California.
Exhibited works in juried exhibitions in most states west of the Mississippi, as well as Indiana and South Carolina.
One-man exhibitions in California and Indiana
Traveling one-man exhibitions, Fifth and Sixth U.S. Army posts in art galleries in Oregon
Won awards in exhibitions in Indiana, Colorado, Washington and California