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Robert Whitmore Oil Painting "Barrett's Falls"

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Robert Whitmore (American; 1890-1979)
Barrett’s Falls, 1920
Oil painting on board
Initialed “RHW” to the verso
Titled and dated to the verso

An oil painting on board titled Barrett’s Falls by well-listed Ohio-based artist Robert Whitmore (1890-1979), dated 1920. This work features a partially abstracted waterfall scene portrayed with gestural brushstrokes and full-bodied pigments. The piece is initialed ‘RHW’, dated and titled to the verso. The composition is presented unframed.

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.


- negligible paint loss and minor wear throughout the edges of board.


11.0" W x 8.0" H x 0.25" D

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