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Robert Whitmore Pastel Drawing "Lady in Black"

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Lady in Black, early-mid 20th century
Pastel drawing on paper
Inscribed “Fixed 9/22/92” to the lower right
Artist’s estate stamp to the verso

A pastel drawing on paper titled Lady in Black by listed artist Robert Whitmore (American; 1890-1979), early-mid 20th century. The work depicts the half-body portrait of a young female figure gazing directly at the viewer, portrayed with gestural applications and tenues highlights. The piece is unsigned and marked with artist’s estate stamp to the verso. An inscription reading ‘Fixed 9/22/92’ is present to the lower right. This composition is presented unframed, mounted on foam board.

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 along the edges of foam board; toning, stains, small pinhole perforations and wear along the edges of the paper; toning, minor foxing and negligible creases throughout the composition.


20.25" W x 32.0" H x 0.25" D

- measures the foam board; sheet size 15" W x 22" H.

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