ROBERT DAUGHTERS Robert Daughters, renowned Southwestern Artist, 84, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013 at his home in Rogers, Arkansas. He was born on February, 17th, 1929 and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri by his father, Don and mother, Ona Daughters. Robert joined the Army in 1948 to serve in the Korean War but was instead sent to Germany and served for 2 years in the occupational effort. He was discharged in 1950, achieving the rank of Corporal. Robert graduated from Central high school in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1947. After high school and his military service he attended Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design in Kansas City, Missouri where he received a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art. During a 1953 visit to Taos, Robert discovered the beauty and light of the area. He and his family finally made their move to Santa Fe in 1970, then to Taos in 1972. In those interim years he became a partner in a highly successful advertising art studio in Kansas City, Missouri. During those seventeen years, he won numerous awards from the National Society of Art Directors, the Artist Guide, paper companies and other organizations in like fields. For twenty years he lived in the O.E. Berninghaus home and studio in Taos, New Mexico. In his later years, much of the artist's time was spent in his homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Arkansas. Robert married Sandra McWhorter in 1953 in Kansas City. They were happily married for 60 years. He and Sandra enjoyed diverse interests during their life together; he became a pilot and took the family on many trips. Later in their life they traveled, saw the globe and enjoyed entertaining in their homes. Robert also received many awards and accomplishments for his work; one of his proudest was being named the receipt of the 2004 Master's of the Southwest Award from "Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine" and was featured in the March 2004 issue. In that same year he was also named in Southwest Art Magazine's 30th Anniversary issue and he is listed in Who's Who in American Art. Robert Daughters has enjoyed a long and distinguished career. For over thirty years he celebrated the landscapes and cultures of the Southwest in his expressive paintings. Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Sandra, in June of this year, and his daughter Nancy in 2011. He is survived by his son; Ward Daughters and wife Gigi, daughter; Lynn Daughters, and son in law Andreas Daddio, along with many other family and extended family members. Graveside services will be held at 1:00p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Rogers Cemetery. Military honors will be provided. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900