Robert McGrath, who had been a professor of art history at Dartmouth College for 45 years, died June 21, 2019, at age 83.
Born in 1935, McGrath was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. Stationed in Germany, he was editor of Stars and Stripes, the newspaper of the Armed Forces. He was also an alpine skier on the U.S. Army Ski Team.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in 1959, and a Ph.D. in art from Princeton in 1963. He had a distinguished 45-year career as professor of art history at Dartmouth.
At Dartmouth he was respected and admired by his colleagues and students. He wrote many books and catalogs and curated numerous exhibits of U.S. and New England mountain paintings.
A talented lecturer, McGrath traveled extensively in his later years with Dartmouth alumni, lecturing on the great art and architectural wonders of the world.