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Robert M. Lipgar '49 Receives Artistic Merit Award

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By Briana Wagner '13
Posted January 25, 2012
Tags 1949 Alumni

The Writers' Circle, a nonprofit center for emerging and professional authors, has featured the work of Robert M. Lipgar '49 on their website. The organization selected his poem "A Death in October," which reflects on the passing of a dearly loved father, for an artistic merit award.  The poem can be read at and will be showcased through April.

The Writers' Circle also links to Lipgar's celebrated photography, available at and  His work has been widely exhibited throughout the country and is available in hardcover books in both the Hamilton Bookstore and Burke Library. He is an active member of the Woodstock Artists Association (WAA) and the Arts Society of Kingston (A.S.K.).

At Hamilton, Lipgar studied English literature, history, and psychology. He served on the Honor Court and was vice president of the Squires Club. He went on to earn his doctorate in clinical and organizational psychology from the University of Chicago in 1965. After graduating, he ran a private practice and taught as a clinical professor in psychiatryat the University of Chicago for over 30 years. He is a Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, and the Society for Personality Assessment.


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