Robert Whitmore Oil Painting "Indian Procession"
Robert Whitmore (American; 1890-1979)
Indian Procession, circa 1920
Oil painting on canvas
Presented in a wooden frame
An oil painting on canvas titled Indian Procession by listed artist Robert Whitmore (American; 1890-1979), dated circa 1920. This work depicts a nocturnal ceremonial scene comprised of various figures wearing vibrant attires, solemnly aligned and tenuously illuminated possibly by a central pyre. The piece is unsigned and marked with artist’s estate stamp to the verso. This composition is presented in a wooden frame.
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.
- to fair; wear, gilt finish loss and dents throughout wooden frame; intense craquelure and scattered paint loss throughout the composition; wear and paint loss throughout the edges of the painting.
- measures the frame; sight size 38.5" W x 18" H.