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Robert Wright Acrylic Painting of Jesus at the Cross, Late 20th Century

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Robert Wright (American 1943 – 2006)
Untitled (jesus at the cross), late 20th century
Acrylic painting on canvas
Signed to the lower right

Born a seventh son of a seventh son, Robert Wright was deeply influenced by his Roman Catholic faith and local Pittsburgh neighborhoods. His paintings often highlight the South Side Pittsburgh slopes, religious motifs, faces, and birds. He was a self-taught artist who exhibited at a few local Pittsburgh galleries and the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Wright never finished high school and eventually worked as a landscaper and a janitor at a daycare center. His mother, Catherine, fostered his artistic interests and he eventually found success with his work at a social service agency in Oakland.

  • Item not examined outside of mounting


- integrity loss of the frame, predominately to the upper right edge.


16.5" W x 20.5" H x 2.0" D

measures frame; visible image measures 15.5 × 20

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