Thew, Robert Garret

Thew, Robert Garrett (1892-1964)

Robert Garrett Thew (aka R. Garrett Thew or Garrett Thew) was born in Sharon, Connecticut in 1892.  He was a painter and sculptor. He attended Syracuse University and the New York City Art Students League and studied under Edward Penfield, Walter Briggs, and John Carlson. Thew was associated with the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency and produced designs for New England businesses, including General Electric. For the Connecticut WPA Federal Arts Project, he completed eight plaques around the theme “History of Writing.” He lived in Westport, Connecticut and started the Garrett-Thew Studios. Thew died in 1964 in Westport.


Sources:  Artist’s Work Card; Obituary, New York Times, March 3, 1964; AskART; Who Was Who in American Art (1985), p. 618;Dictionary of American Painters and Sculptors (1986), p. 930.

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

8 Plaques: History of Writing: watercolor
Night Life: watercolor
Nude Swimmer: watercolor
Nude Boys Pool: watercolor
Boy Reclining: bronze
Thew, Robert Garret