Robert Wadsworth Lahr was born on February 18, 1890, in Evansville, Indiana. He received his education at the Art Students League in New York City and at the Art Institute of Chicago. Lahr served as director of the School of Fine and Applied Arts at James Milliken University in Decatur, Illinois. He was also a college professor in Pullman, Washington, perhaps at Washington State College (now University). The early 1940s found Lahr back in the city of his birth. He died there in January 1970.
I have found just one illustration credit for Robert W. Lahr, A Book of Giant Stories, compiled by Kathleen Adams and Frances Elizabeth Atchinson, from 1926. The compilers wrote their introduction from Evansville. Unfortunately neither is listed in Indiana Books and Their Authors.
|An illustration for "Mollie Whuppie" from A Book of Giant Stories.|
|And one for "The Selfish Giant" from the same book.|
Text and captions copyright 2013 Terence E. Hanley