What Types of Pictures Did Robert Wood Paint?


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Robert Wood painted American landscapes in a realistic style. Most of his paintings are oil on canvas. Wood's style was influenced by Jose Arpa, who used bright colors and realistically captured the effects of light.

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Wood was prolific. He painted conventional landscapes with traditional composition and preferred picturesque subjects such as the Grand Tetons or a field of Texas bluebonnets. His works created for the market are realistic landscapes, although he also painted many watercolor sketches early in his career and many plein-air impressionistic paintings later on. Like Norman Rockwell, he was dismissed by many contemporary critics because of his commercial success and conventional approach.

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