About

Robert Joseph Schiffhauer

  • Born 1937 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Graduated high school 1954, Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Worked in textiles 1954 to 1956 at Colombia Mills Inc.
  • Moved to New York City, 1956 attended evening session Cooper Union Art School, Science and Art 1956 - 1961
  • Worked in textile design and advertising field
  • Full tuition scholarship 1956 - 1961
  • Scholarship recipient for Provincetown Workshop, Summer 1961
  • In Massachusetts, worked with Victor Kandell, Cooper Union Art School and Leo Manso, New York University
  • Worked in advertising field 1961 to 1963 in Los Angeles and New York City
  • Moved to New Haven, Connecticut and entered Yale University 1963
  • B.F.A. 1964, half tuition scholarship
  • M.F.A. 1965, full tuition scholarship
  • Worked in advertising field, graphic design, lettering, 1965-1967, New York City
  • Moved to Houston 1967 to teach at the University of Houston in the Art Department
  • Taught painting, life drawing, and design until 1969, moved to College Station, Texas
  • Taught at Texas A&M University from 1969 to present

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