Robert Whitmore Oil Painting of Figure in Wooded Landscape
Robert Whitmore (Ohio, 1890 – 1979)
Untitled (landscape with figure), circa 1920
Oil painting on canvas
Inscribed on stretcher to verso, by Jon Whitmore, 2018
Artist’s estate stamp to the verso
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Robert Whitmore studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1913 to 1917. Subsequently, he served in World War I for a year, then continued his studies at the Cincinnati Art Academy. He is particularly known for his Ohioan landscapes painted en plein air, exhibiting loose impressionistic brushstrokes and brilliant vibrant colors. To accommodate working outdoors, he turned a Model T truck into his personal mobile studio. Whitmore was an art professor at Antioch College until his retirement in 1955, and his work has been exhibited at multiple institutions including the Dayton Art Institute, the National Academy of Design, and various galleries in Ohio.
- scattered craquelure across painting surface; scattered accretion; wear to canvas edges including areas of paint loss.