A pencil drawing titled "Lee Anne" by Old Boy Robert Kemp '49.
Robert Kemp was born and grew up in Ontario, Canada and graduated St. Andrew’s College in 1949. He additionally attended the Banff School of Fine Arts and art by correspondence in the Famous Artists Course in Westport, Connecticut, USA (receiving feedback concerning his art from American artist Norman Rockwell). Kemp became art director at Hayhurst Advertising in Toronto in 1954. In 1961, he went out on his own as a self-employed artist, drawing from the inspiration of David C. Baker, an artist friend in New Hampshire. Kemp moved to a chalet at the base of Blue Mountain, Ontario and began selling paintings from a gallery attached to the chalet. He has had twelve major exhibitions in the Blue Mountains area since his move from Toronto.