Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Robert Eshoo

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: New Hampton, NH
MacDowell Fellowships: 1958

Visual artist Robert Eshoo (1926-2018) was an accomplished painter and teacher. Eshoo, who was in residence in 1958, was a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and received B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Syracuse University. He did post-graduate work at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Eshoo served as the director of the Currier Art Center (Currier Gallery of Art) in Manchester, NH, for many years and taught at Phillips Andover Academy. Known as an abstract expressionist, his work is currently represented by the Pucker Gallery, Boston. Eshoo’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, including at The Currier Museum of Art; St. Paul's School in Concord, NH; the DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; and embassies in Paris and in Berlin. He was also a founder and long-time art teacher at the Derryfield School of Manchester. After he retired, he painted in his studio every day.



Robert Eshoo worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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