What Are Robert Wood's Most Famous Paintings?


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Robert William Wood’s most famous painting is “October Morn,” painted in 1956, a landscape set in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York that sold 1.25 million prints in two years. Others are “Texas Spring” and “Autumn Bronze.”

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Robert William Wood, 1889-1979, worked as a landscape painter for over six decades. For many years, he was America’s best-known landscape artist, traveling across the country in search of material. His subjects include scenes from Texas, California (the Carmel Coast and the High Sierras), the Catskill Mountains (New York), the Cascade Mountains (Washington), the Grand Tetons, the Rocky Mountains and southwestern deserts.

According to “Robert Wood Reproductions,” the only truly limited edition of Wood’s work, a print run of only 350 sets, is a series of six lithographs of United States National Parks commissioned in the early 1970s by American Express. These lithographs are also very famous. Further, “Titles of Common Robert Wood Reproductions” lists the titles of 90 paintings (out of a catalogue of over 5,000) still available in reproduction as of 2015, either through art dealers or on auction site such as eBay.

Although his work is considered sentimental today, Wood painted more of the United States any other painter. An American impressionist, Wood was a member of the California Plein Air movement and exhibited his original works in major U.S. galleries.

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