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The Krauthammer name is one that has been made popular by the late political analyst Charles Krauthammer. Robyn Krauthammer is an Australian painter and sculptor who is widely respected for her art. Over the years, she has gained recognition for her work and her paintings have even been exhibited at the Washington Foxhall Gallery. Passionate about her art, Robyn has demonstrated the beauty that is evoked when a person is committed to their craft.

Asides from the fact that she is a painter and sculptor, Robyn Krauthammer is also popular for being the wife of the late Charles Krauthammer. Sharing her life with a man like him meant interest in her increased with time.

Robyn Was Born In Australia But Raised In America

Robyn Krauthammer was born on the 5th day of September in 1952. She was born in Sydney, a city in New South Wales, Australia. She grew up partly in Australia and partly in America.

As a child, Robyn was quite curious about law and went on to study it in college. She attended St Anne’s College, one of the constituent colleges at Oxford University from where she bagged LL.B. degree. Upon graduation, Robyn began to practice law at an international law firm in Paris, France.

Asides being interested in law, Robyn has also been passionate about arts and equally studied the craft in school in order to hone her skills. She attended the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington, D.C., USA. She also attended the Maryland Institute College of Art.

She Quit Her Legal Profession to Focus on Arts

For Robyn Krauthammer, it was always about impact, about legacy, and more importantly, doing what she found satisfaction in. Throughout her life as a young adult, she had always had a passion for the arts. She was obsessed with painting and also loved sculpting. So when she muted to close friends she was considering abandoning her law career in pursuit of the arts, it came as a no surprise.

After her graduation, Robyn went to Paris, France to practice law at a law firm. She stayed there for a while, before eventually abandoning law and going to the USA to concentrate on arts. It was there (US) that she attended the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design as well as the Maryland Institute College of Art where she got the requisite training to succeed in the arts.

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After shifting her concentration to the arts, Robyn stunned people with her artworks. She has created masterpieces that have even been exhibited at the Washington Foxhall Gallery.

How Robyn Krauthammer Met Charles Krauthammer

The story of Robyn Krauthammer cannot be fully told without the name of Charles Krauthammer being mentioned in it. Charles was perhaps one of the greatest political commentators of the modern era. His intellect, literary prowess, and ability to dissect America’s political landscape gained him an almost larger than life persona. He was vast in foreign policy, public policy, and was a leading thinker whose opinion in various matter carried weight in American public discourse. His weekly column in the Washington Post was syndicated to more than 400 publications all over the world and ran uninterrupted for 33 years.

This highly cerebral man was one of America’s most revered political thinkers, he served as a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics and he was a member of Chess Journalists of America. He also won the Pulitzer Prize for his column in The Washington Post.

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Robyn first met Charles in the ’70s while they were both students at the University of Oxford. She had gone to the laundry to get some cleaning done when she bumped into Charles who was also there to clean. They picked interest in each other immediately as they struck up a conversation. The pair started dating shortly after, hence making plans to tie the knot.

In 1974, two years after their first meeting, Robyn and Charles tied the knot in holy matrimony and remained married till Charles died of cancer in 2018. The couple loved themselves and pushed each other to do their best in their different careers. In fact, Charles has often talked lovingly about how his wife urged him to follow his calling and succeed at doing it. Robyn has also spoken glowingly about her husband’s help in pushing her career to sublime heights.

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She Has A Son With Charles Krauthammer

The union between Charles Krauthammer and Robyn Krauthammer produced just one child, a boy whom they named Daniel Krauthammer. Both Robyn and Charles loved Daniel and made sure they gave him the best life. Daniel has grown into a fine young man who has taken after his father as a writer.

One of the last projects Charles worked on was a book he co-authored with his son Daniel. The book was titled The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors. The book buttresses the strong bond within the family and particularly between father and son. It touches on the state of American politics, the nature of liberal democracy, and the course of world history. It also importantly shed light on his personal values, his love for his family which he cities as a personal motivation all through his life.

Robyn Krauthammer
Robyn Krauthammer with her husband, Charles and their son, Daniel.

Robyn is the Co-Founder of Preserve Classical Jewish Music Foundation

Apart from her love for arts, Robyn’s love for Jewish classical music has become one of the major centerpieces of her life’s work. She and her husband founded Pro Music Hebraica, a charitable foundation with the aim of preserving classical Jewish music especially the ones that have been thought to have lost forever. The foundation has been hailed around the world for it’s ‘marvelous ideals.’

Since her husband’s passing on the 21st of June, 2018, she has committed herself more than ever to this project as a way to preserve their legacy. The foundation has liaised with the Kennedy Center and Julliard to organize and promote concerts where Jewish classical music was a staple. Most of these classical pieces have either never been performed before or not for a hundred years.

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