Galvin, Robert

Galvin, Robert (1909-?)

Robert Galvin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 5, 1909. He attended Berea College in Kentucky, where he worked at the college print shop. In 1929 he moved to New Haven, Connecticut to attend the Yale School of Fine Arts. After three and a half years he left the Art School to pursue his interest in graphic design. Under the Treasury Relief Art Program, Galvin worked on the mural at the Coast Guard Academy from November 1935 until May 1937. He then transferred to the WPA Federal Arts Project and rendered five color plates for the Index of American Design and two easel works. His easel works were allocated to Undercliff Sanatorium. After marrying Hester Havens in 1938, Galvin decided to leave the Federal Arts Project to go into freelance practice. His date of death is unknown.

Sources: WPA Artist’s Work Card: WPA Biography; “Art in May [1938],” WPA Federal Arts Project Newsletter.

Works of Art Listed in CT Archives’ database from Robert Galvin:

Rhodendrons: watercolor
Harbor Scene: watercolor
Head from Circus Wagon: watercolor
Barnum Figures: watercolor
Maple Sugar Mold: watercolor
Glove Adv.: watercolor
Carved Eagle: watercolor
Wall St. Bridge, Norwalk: etching
Oyster Boats: etching
The Comet- First Streamlined Tram Through Norwalk April 27/35: pen & ink
Untitled: pen & ink
Old Church: pen & ink
Galvin, Robert