Robert Whitmore (Ohio; 1890-1979)
Paraschute Soldier, early 20th century
Woodblock on paper
Signed and titled to the verso
A woodblock on paper titled Paraschute Soldier by listed artist Robert Whitmore (Ohio; 1890-1979), dated early 20th century. The work depicts a figural landscape comprised of intricate delineations and contrasting lighting. The piece is signed and titled to the verso. The 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.
- irregularities and wear to edges of paper; uneven toning, stains and discoloration throughout margins and image.
- measures the sheet; printed image measures 2.75" W x 1.75" H.