Robert DuToit was born in Boston Massachusetts, 1956. He began painting with oils and drawing with ink at the age of 10 and was particularly interested in Chinese ink painting which he saw at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

He received a BFA from the University of New Hampshire in 1980 where he studied with Melvin Zabarski who taught him the relationship of color and tone. He received a MFA from Parsons School of Design in New York City where he studied with Paul Resika, Leland Bell, and many other painters of notable character. He has continued his studies for extended periods in France and Italy and continues to copy and draw from the masters at the Metropolitan Museum, his ancestral home.

An active Cape Artist since the 1980's, he has been involved in numerous solo and group shows in Boston, New York and the Outer Cape. His recent work consists of elemental landscapes of various motifs as well as small direct figure compositions and spontaneous sumi ink drawings from the imagination. He now resides in North Truro with his wife Janice Redman, the sculptor, and son Alexander. He is presently showing at The Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown.