Lot 1013 View Catalog
Beautiful Autumn Landscape, signed Robt. Wood, lower left, in an exquisite ornate gold leaf frame. Both painting and frame in excellent condition. Painting could be cleaned, or left as found from the estate, it looks good. Canvas measures: 28.25 x 36". Frame measures: 36" x 45"
Robert William Wood (1889 - 1979)Wood was born in 1889 in Sandgate, England. His father, W.L. Wood was a Victorian painter, and young Robert displayed an early ability for painting. He studied painting in the traditional manner of the late-Victorian period in nearby Folkstone. After service in the Royal Army, he emigrated to America in 1910. Eventually residing in Texas, Wood established a reputation for beautifully painted landscapes of familiar Texas scenes. There he studied with one of the area's best known artists, Jose Arpa (B.1868). There is little doubt that Wood was also influenced by the painters Robert and Julian Onderdonk (1853-1917 and 1882-1922 respectively).www.askart.com