Robert Hogg Nisbet is noted for his landscape, figure, genre, and etching work. He is associated with Connecticut artist colonies including Old Lyme.
A Rhode Island native, Nisbet studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and in New York at the Art Students League with Willard Leroy Metcalf and Frank DuMond. He completed his training in Europe under Henry Snell.
Upon his return from Europe, he settled in New York where he served as president of the Art Students League (1909-1910). During the early 1900s, Nisbet summered in Old Lyme, Connecticut and later in Kent, Connecticut where he founded the Kent Art Association. In 1910, Nisbet married and caused quite a stir in the social circles of the New York art world since his bride, Marguerite had been Metcalf’s wife, Nisbet’s teacher.
Nisbet was elected an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design in 1920 and a National Academician (N.A.) in 1928. He was an Artist Life Member of the National Arts Club. One of the incorporators of the Society of American Etchers, he was also a member of the Philadelphia Society of Etchers.
National Academy, elected full Academician
New York Water Color Club
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
National Arts Club
Providence Art Club
Philadelphia Society of Etchers
American Watercolor Society