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Robert E Gilpin

May 31, 1958 - June 12, 2021

Posted by:
Pam

Posted on:
July 12, 2021

Donna I am so sorry for your loss. I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet Robert. I will always remember the fun I had with him hanging the art work at Creative Cauldron. His love and appreciation of art was so clear. He talked about his own work and showed me a few photos of it. The Art World has lost a very talented artist and he will be missed.

Posted by:
Mark

Posted on:
July 12, 2021

Bob (as I knew him) was one of a kind, unique, and dedicated to living a life in pursuit of art. He overcame more than most and always kept an inquisitive mind and a positive attitute.

Posted by:
Donna Byrne

Posted on:
July 11, 2021

We miss you and love you very much!

Posted by:
Mark Humpal

Posted on:
July 10, 2021

I met Robert just over 20 years ago. We were evaluating amateur art work created by people with chronic mental illness for an exhibition. We became fast friends and the friendship deepened as we got to know one another over time. We got together for jazz concerts, hockey games, and art exhibitions over the years. What I loved so much about Robert was his raw authenticity, his intelligence, his humanity...and his love of cats. I always trusted Robert for his direct, frank opinions on just about everything. In return, I strove to give him the most authentic sounding board for many of the challenges he faced over the years. After all, isn't that what the best friendships are all about? My life has been deeply enriched through knowing him. I miss him dearly.

Posted by:
Elin Martin

Posted on:
July 10, 2021

Robert was one of a kind. His sense of humor and whimsy was all over his art - I’m so glad you included a painting of Holden, but my favorite will always be the painting of a toaster he gave us for our wedding. Still cracks me up. Only Robert would think of a gift like that. He was a kind, sensitive friend who is and will continue to be deeply missed.