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Oil Painting "Reproduction" By Richard Wood. "In The Tetons" Circa Early 1950's??

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This oil has hung on the wall of our families home for as far back as I can remember. This oil and one other, that I will post later, is the only art of this kind my family ever owned. It's a special piece because of that. And it continues to hang on the living room wall of my home today. Having spent my entire life in the flatland's of Florida with the exception of living in Greenville S.C. for 2nd grade and a part of 3rd, and with what traveling that I have done, which was 98% coastal & island topography, I can only dream of what it would be like to look out across a live view of a sight as "breathtaking" as this shot of the "Grand Tetons". Those of you that enjoy views similar to this, I have only one thing to say to you. I'm jealous as crap! Thanks for looking.

Richard Wood is a very interesting painter from the early part of the 20th century. His originals are very valuable and highly sought after by collectors and investors alike. He was born in 1889 and died in 1979. Once he became famous and his earlier works became very expensive/valuable, he sanctioned limited reproductions in a period from the late 1940's through the early 1950's. Rocky mountain scenes & seascapes were his mainstay as far as subject matter. This famous scene, "In The Tetons" is one of many he painted, and one of just a few that he sanctioned for reproductions. The brass nameplate, along with the title of the scene, is one way that one can tell if the piece is a sanctioned reproduction, approved by Robert Wood. Any original like this scene here would be well up in the six figure category/range. So needless to say, since our family would have never been able to afford an original by him, this "Robert Wood sanctioned" reproduction, is the next best thing. It is actually quite impressive artistic work when viewed up close in person. This guy had an incredible gift of applying oil paint to canvas and ending up with a finished product that would absolutely "take your breath away". Thanks for taking the time to take a peek, and for taking the time to read this journal post about this very astute & talented American painter.

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  1. Bootson Bootson, 3 years ago
    I'm pretty sure it's Robert Wood, we had one in our house too but a different scene.
  2. cis2you cis2you, 3 years ago
    look up and research Robert Wood, a prolific artist whose work mainly consisted of realistic landscapes. You may find a hit.
  3. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 3 years ago
    Thanks Bootson. I will. And, by the way, I was just kidding about "Ron Wood". Thanks for looking and thank you for the comment and info.
  4. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
    Robert Wood was VERY VERY careful with his art. If this is a Robert Wood, it would be stamped on the back Robert Wood "Reproduction Rights Reserved by Artist". Robert kept a very detailed list of all his paintings and each were cataloged. He woudl also hand write the title on back as well. Without that, most likey NOT a Robert Wood. MAny Artist by that name, just have to research. Dave
  5. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
    What are the meaurements of this? Thanks Dave
  6. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
    Solved! This is a Robert Wood Reproduction. Most likely a Print on Canvas, not a real painting. Here is a link with detailed info on this one. Dave
    http://www.robertwood.net/titles2.html
  7. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 3 years ago
    Thanks DD. I'm in the bed on my laptop but just Google'd Robert Wood and searched the history of him and his works He was born in 1889 and died in 1979. From what I read, this is a Robert Wood reproduction that was sanctioned by him but not an original. The brass nameplate with his name "R. Wood" along with the title of the piece is indicative of these late 1940's early 1950's reproductions. The painting portion measures 35" wide X 23" tall. Thanks to all for the help with this painting.
  8. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 3 years ago
    As I was responding to your comment, I had just been to the same site you furnished with the above link. We were probably there at the same time. Thanks again DizzyDave
  9. StihlCollector StihlCollector, 3 years ago
    Great piece. It does not matter to me if it is a reproduction or not. I appreciate it for it is.

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