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Originally from Boise, Idaho, Robert Addison launched his artistic career during a tour with the army in World War II when the Red Cross exhibited a group of his watercolors. After the war, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago and later supported himself as an industrial illustrator. As an artist, his chief concern was the disappearance of "Americana," buildings like main street shopfronts and 19th and early 20th century residences, and these became the subject of his paintings. These works were particularly noteworthy for his handling of the "fall of light and shadow," as is evident in this particular...