"Tennessee Landscape" by Robert Atwood
(American, 1892 - 1970)
Oil on board, 11 ½ x 14 ½ inches (board), 17 x 20 inches (original frame). Signed and dated 1935 lower right.
Robert Atwood (Painter, designer, teacher): b. 1892, Orange, New Jersey; died 1970, Kingsport, Tennessee.
Studied: Faucett School Art; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (traveling scholarship, 1930).
Member: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Laguna Beach Art Association; Gloucester Artist Association; American Artists Professional League; Vermont Artist Association; Washington, D.C. Landscape Club; Watercolor Association of Phoenix.
Exhibited: Society of Independent Artists; National Academy of Design, 1930; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1929; Montclair Art Museum Northern Arizona Museum of Art; Phoenix Art Center; Laguna Beach Art Association; Tucson Art Center.
Best known for his watercolor landscapes of California, Arizona, New Jersey, and the Southern Appalachians. He traveled and lived in many places in his lifetime, including California and Montana (dates unknown), Arizona, Vermont, and Tennessee.
Position: artist in residence, Arizona State College, 1938 – 1941; industrial design, Western Electric Company, 1942 - 1944; teacher, Kingsport, Tennessee, and surrounding area. Atwood was also a cellist.
(Reference: Falk, Who Was Who in American Art, 1564 – 1975; and other major art references.)