About Robert Templeton

Robert Templeton was born in Iowa in 1929, at the onset of the Great Depression. The son of a poor Iowa farmer, his youthful fascination with Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers instilled in Templeton an early love of art and the unconventional desire to pursue art as a career. As a teen, he enrolled at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he was influenced by such artists as Thomas Hart Benton. On a summer trip to Santa Fe, NM, Robert befriended John Sloan, the New York urban artist. They continued their friendship when Templeton went to New York City to study at the Art Students League. Sloan acted as a mentor, and he and his wife Helen often invited Templeton over for Sunday tea, to enjoy conversations about art and life.

What’s New

Welcome to the redesigned Robert Templeton web site.
We hope you will enjoy exploring the many different works created by the artist.

Two of Robert Templeton’s most popular collections can be viewed as PDFs.

Lest We Forget

The Black Civil Rights Movement By Robert Templeton

Machine Man

A Testimony To The Transportation Age

Hosting an Exhibit

This site showcases the art of the late artist Robert Templeton. The “Lest We Forget”, “Machine Man” and “Travel” collections, along with many other pieces of the artist’s work, are available for museums and corporations. If your organization is interested in hosting an exhibition, or for more information about the artist, please email us using the “contact us” form below.
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