Robert Whitmore (Ohio; 1890-1979)
Lincoln, early 20th century
Hand-colored woodblock on paper mounted on paper board
Signed to the verso
Signed in plate to the lower right
A woodblock on paper titled Lincoln by listed artist Robert Whitmore (Ohio; 1890-1979), dated early 20th century. This piece depicts a profile portrait of former 16th American president Abraham Lincoln portrayed with high contrasting detailing. The work is signed and inscribed to the verso. The piece is additionally signed in plate to the lower right. The composition mounted on paper board and foam board matting.
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.
- minor tears, irregularities, water stains and corner wear along the edges of paper; toning, foxing, stains, minor scratches and wear throughout the composition.
- measures the foam board matting; measures the composition 13.75" W x 14.75" H