Robert L. Stahl, M.D.

Robert L. Stahl, M.D. serves as Director of James Fitzgerald Legacy and Associate Director of the Monhegan Museum of Art & History. A six month per year resident of Monhegan Island, Stahl has been involved with the Fitzgerald work for 25 years, and has been responsible for the management of all aspects of the James Fitzgerald estate since Anne M. Hubert announced the gift in 2003. Stahl applied for and organized the Monhegan Museum’s 2006 Conservation Assessment Program survey, which has served as a blueprint for the conservation of its collections and the historic preservation of its structures. He has facilitated the restoration of the two Kent-Fitzgerald buildings, and in 2009 oversaw a complete restoration of its 1850 Lighthouse, for which he and the Museum received the 2010 Maine Historic Preservation Honor Award. In 2007, Stahl organized a Symposium sponsored by the Fitzgerald Legacy and the Rockwell Kent Gallery, SUNY Plattsburgh, marking the centenary of Kent’s home on Monhegan that drew scholars and registrants from across the US and Canada. Since 2004 he has organized annual exhibitions of Fitzgerald work in his Monhegan studio, and has held weekly studio hours. Stahl has lectured and written on Fitzgerald, including his relationship with Rockwell Kent. In 2011 and 2012, he supervised three Fitzgerald Summer Interns who have worked on Monhegan, completing the digitization of the Fitzgerald database and the archival housing of the collection. Stahl is the author of: James Fitzgerald, The Drawings and Sketches, Selections from the Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 1, published in 2017. Stahl is also a Hematologist-Oncologist, specializing in end-of-life Hospice care.