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    ROBERT WOOD (1889-1979)
    Colorado Mountains, 1930s to early 1940s
    Oil on canvas
    30in. x 40in.
    Signed lower right
    Titled verso

    This magnificent large-scale Colorado Rocky Mountain landscape by Robert Wood bears the Marshall Field & Company Picture Galleries label on the back of the painting. It was painted at an early date, as evidenced by the "Robt. Wood" signature.

    Wood developed a degree of fame and recognition independent of an extensive museum exhibition record. His art was for the common man. He ignored the move away from traditional realism in American art and stayed true to his vision of America's grandeur, and the poetic beauty of the American landscape.

    In essence, Wood was bringing his art directly to the people. He would take this concept further in the late 1940s, when he teamed up with an inexpensive art publishing house to mass produce prints. October Morn, one of his most successful prints, sold more than one million copies in less than two years.

    In this manner, Robert Wood became one of the most famous, most widely published artists in America today. He ignored the art establishment and took his vision directly to the American public, from his early days of setting up up his easel in an ordinary San Antonio storefront, to selling his paintings out of department stores, to making low cost reproductions for the average citizen.

    Label verso:
    Marshall Field & Company Picture Galleries

    More information about ROBERT WOOD, also known as Wood, Robert William, Robert Wood, G. Day, Trebor, Robert William Wood.

    Condition Report*: Excellent condition
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2007
    19th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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