Virginia illustrator, sculptor, and painter Robert Ryland Kearfott was born in Martinsville, Virginia. In his paintings, Kearfott was known for representing people both realistically, and with character. He was well known and earned such high praise as, "Kearfott is noted for his fidelity to his subjects. He has never had a portrait commission rejected due to lack of likeness to the sitter."
Robert Ryland Kearfott (American, 1890-1969)
Is Part Of
Taubman Museum of Art
painting (visual works)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. University Libraries
Taubman Museum of Art (Repository)
Gift of Dr. Conrad Stone
Robert Ryland Kearfott (American, 1890-1969), “Piper,” Southwest Virginia Digital Archive, accessed September 20, 2020, https://di.lib.vt.edu/items/show/946.