Robert E. Sargent was a well regarded author and illustrator of children's books. As an artist his work has been widely collected since the 1950's by celebrities, and private collectors. Some of these collectors are Catarina Valente, John Steinbeck, Kaye Ballard, Perry Como, Eartha Kitt, Jane Powell, Paul Douglas, John Sterling, Nancy Walker, Ross Hunter, Jack Mapes, Hildegarde Kneff and many others.
Robert was born in Vermont in 1933. His parents were Robert S. and Hilda I. Sargent, who resided on South Main Street in Northfield, Vermont. He has a younger sister Patricia A. Sargent, who was born in 1939.
Robert attended Northfield schools and was educated in both Liberal Arts and fine arts in Vermont and Paris. For more than 9 years he also resided and worked in Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Vienna, Zurich, Rome Capri, and Madrid.
He produced and wrote his own fairy tales in which he added classical music. These evolved into successful television programs for children which aired weekly on on the Sweden Television Program Exchange and expanded well into Europe over the years.
He has been the recipient of many awards for his drawings, illustrations, paintings and book jackets. He has sold many of these works in over 750 galleries throughout the United States and Canada since he returned to the USA in 1965.