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Robert McChesney
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Marshall, MO
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Robert Pearson McChesney (1913–2008) was a California abstract artist. [ He grew up in Marshall, Missouri. He studied at Washington University School of Fine Arts in 1933 to 1934, and the Otis Art Institute in 1936. He worked as a tour bus driver at Glacier National Park. He married Frances in 1937; they divorced. He worked the Federal Art Project in San Francisco, and on murals for the Golden Gate International Exposition. He was a merchant marine seaman, during World War II. He taught at California State University, Hayward, from 1958 to 1962. He married Mary Fuller in December 1949; they lived in the North Bay San Francisco. They moved to the Sonoma Mountain. [