A painter known for landscapes and still lifes of lyrical color and subtle force, Robert LaHotan was born in 1927 and he died in Bangor Maine on August 30, 2002. Whether he was painting the Maine forest at dusk or a bouquet of wild flowers in morning light, LaHotan brought to his work an abiding sense of mystery, a personal way of distilling a poetic moment from the canvases’ ethereal depths. LaHotan is represented by the Kraushaar Galleries in New York; his paintings are in private and public collections across the United States. LaHotan stuied at Columbia University in New York. He was a member of the National Academy of Art, and a recipient of a Fulbright Grant in 1951. LaHotan lived in New York City and Cranberry Island, Maine, with his lifelong companion, the painter John Heliker, who died in 2000.