Robert B. Carter Jr.
31" x 37"
Robert B. Carter, Jr., beloved member of VWS for over 30 years, died February 10, 2014. Bobby was a native Virginian, born March 11, 1921. He was predeceased by his wife Lucretia S. Carter and their son, Robert B. Carter III. Three grandchildren and a great grandson survive. I met Bobby years ago at local art shows he did annually. Unfailingly helpful in every way, he was the perfect mentor, together with his childhood friend John Stengel and his wife, Letah. Doing art shows and watching those two friends was an inspiration in humor and perseverance. Bobby studied at RPI and the University of Richmond. In his class at RPI were Adelaide and John Will Creasy, Nell Blaine and Kathleen Bullard. There were some great stories. Bobby was a fine watercolorist, having studied with some super, colorful instructors including Edgar Whitney. His own distinctive style yielded hundreds of paintings now in permanent collections, including the Federal Reserve, Ethyl Corporation, Philip Morris, Reynolds Metals and also, in private collections. He exhibited many times in the VWS exhibitions and won Best in Show in 1988. Together with John Stengel and Baxter Perkinson, we helped Richmond host the 1989 VWS Exhibition. Generous, exceptionally prolific, a master at wet in wet, he is missed and will be remembered as a legendary dean of watercolor. Eleanor Cox, Midlothian August 14, 2014