Art: Artist's Life

At Harvard, where his family name is so illustrious as to be a liability, Robert Hallowell was Lampoon president (1909-10), a member of Hasty Pudding, Signet, Stylus, DKE, and a great friend of rollicking John Reed. When a group including Classmate Walter Lippmann and Herbert Croly founded the liberal New Republic in 1914, Radical John Reed encouraged Hallowell of the banking Hallowells to take the post of treasurer. Ten years later he suddenly quit, went to Paris, arranged a divorce, became an artist. At 52, Robert Hallowell died.

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