Associated with the Old Lyme art colony in Connecticut, Robert Hogg Nisbet worked in etching and painting and created both landscapes and figure works. He was a native of Rhode Island.
He led a prestigious career, entering the Rhode Island School of Design at the age of eight, subsequently travelling and studying both in the US and abroad and later becoming a teacher at Brown University.
His work was exhibited in noteworthy locations worldwide, including in Paris, Yale University, and The Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress, both in Washington DC. His paintings are known to fetch impressive prices among collectors.
Hogg was a member of many organizations related to the arts such as the National Academy of Design-elected an Associate in 1920-the National Arts Club, the Philadelphia Society of Etchers and was a founding member of the National Society of American Etchers.
For many years, Robert Hogg Nisbet was a rich man, having a lavish home, being an accomplished marksman and archer and possessing an enormous personal library. In 1953, his wife suffered a devastating stroke which left her completely unable to care for herself and bedridden. The care she required drove him nearly to bankruptcy.