Robert Frame (1924 – 1999) was born in Pasadena and worked in southern California all his life. Frame studied at Pomona College in Claremont under renown American cubist painter Henry Lee McFee and his art reflected the cubist focus on the architecture of form and three-dimensional space. He often began his paintings by sketching a strong compositional structure and then painting spontaneous imagery and forms within this rough framework. His work earned 22 prizes in national exhibitions between 1948 and 1965 and Frame received a yearlong Guggenheim Fellowship in creative painting in 1957.
Group shows that included Robert Frame exhibited at museums including the San Francisco Museum of Art, DeYoung Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and many others.