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    ROBERT WILLIAM WOOD (American, 1889-1979)
    Desert Carpet
    Oil on canvas
    16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
    Signed lower right: Robert Wood
    Titled verso: DESERT CARPET

    The son of a painter, Wood crisscrossed the United States after arriving from his native England in 1911. He first came to Texas in 1924, painting in store windows in Dallas, Houston, and Corpus Christi before settling in San Antonio. Wood studied with Jose Arpa and exhibited in the 1928 San Antonio Competitive. In 1931, Wood moved to an area near Helotes Creek, northwest of San Antonio. With loose brushwork, powerful color, and spontaneous compositions, Wood's paintings from around 1930 are stylistically his most Impressionist. In his later work, he sometimes returned to this earlier style with unconstrained wildflower landscapes, such as Desert Carpet, which is more consistent with his best Impressionist paintings.


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

    Condition Report*: Presents very nicely in a gold gilt frame. Stretcher crease visible on the top edge with associated light craquelure. Very faint scattered minor craquelure in the sky region. No evidence of restoration when examined under UV.
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    May, 2013
    11th Saturday
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