Robert Whitmore (Ohio; 1890-1979)
Towers, early 20th century
Woodblock on paper
Signed to the lower right
Titled to the lower left
Initialed in plate “RW” to the lower left
A woodblock on paper titled Towers by Robert Whitmore (Ohio; 1890-1979), dated early 20th century. This piece depicts a high contrast view through defoliated tree branches at a tall tower. The artist’s signature is present to the lower right corner and the title is to the lower left. The initials “RN” are present in plate to the lower left. This composition is presented unframed.
Robert H. Whitmore was a painter, printmaker and draughtsman born in Dayton, Ohio on February 22, 1890. Whitmore studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Cincinnati Art Academy, deriving his impressionistic style from the artistic movement of the time. Whitmore preferred to work directly from nature, believing that it produced an honest interpretation of the world around us. In the 1920s, Whitmore began teaching at the Dayton Art Institute before settling into a position at Antioch College for thirty years.
- toning to paper and minor foxing to paper.
- measures the sheet; printed image measures 7.25" W x 10.25" H.