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Robert Whitmore Pastel Drawing on Emery Paper "Pink Barn"

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Pink Barn, early 20th century
Pastel drawing on emery paper
Initialed “R.H.W” to the lower left
Artist’s estate stamp to the verso

A pastel drawing on emery paper titled Pink Barn by well-listed Ohio-based artist Robert Whitmore (1890-1979), dated early 20th century. This work depicts a colorful rural landscape featuring a pink barn situated among autumnal lush trees. The composition is comprised of gestural delineations and luminous pastel pigments. The piece is initialed ‘R.H.W’ to the lower left and includes an artist’s estate stamp to the verso. The work is presented beneath beige matting, behind glass and housed in a wooden frame with an aged silver-tone finish.

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.


- minor wear and negligible finish loss throughout the frame.


11.25" W x 9.5" H x 0.75" D

- measures the frame; visible image size 5.25" W x 4.25" H.

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