Horace Wolcott Robbins (1842 - 1904)
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Horace Wolcott Robbins was born in Mobile, Alabama, but soon moved to Baltimore, Maryland when he was six. After attending Newton University, where he took drawing lessons with German landscape painter August Weidenbach, Robbins moved to New York to formally train and study painting at the studio of James McDougal Hart. In 1860, Robbins opened his own studio in New York where he painted in both oils and watercolors. He accompanied Frederic Church to Jamaica in 1864, where he worked intensively for several months. He also traveled to England, Paris, and Switzerland to continue his studies. Robbins became a member of the New York Etching Club and was also elected a member of the Century Association in 1863. Furthermore, Robbins was a trustee of the New York School of Applied Design for Women, a fellow with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a member of the Century and Lambs Clubs. He exhibited frequently at the National Academy of Design, the Boston Art Association, the Brooklyn Art Association, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Many of his works can be seen on display at the Adirondack Museum in New York.