Clare Robin Zimmer was born on October 2, 1889, in Elkhart, Indiana, and studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. As a young man, he worked as shoe store clerk in his hometown. Zimmer married in 1913, also in Elkhart. By 1917, he had two small children and was working as a commercial artist for Lammers Engraving Company in Cincinnati. Zimmer also lived and worked in Dayton, Ohio, in the same field. His son, Robert Clare Zimmer (1917-2006), was an engineer and professional soldier. The elder Zimmer died on February 28, 1982, in Florida. I know nothing more about him or his work and lack even an image for this posting. If anyone runs across something more on Robin Clare Zimmer, I would like to hear about it.
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