W. Wood probably painted more works of the landscape of the United
States than any artist in the annals of American art. The English-born
artist painted the mountains, deserts, forests and seashore of America
for almost sixty years. Wood was a facile painter, and once he reached
artistic maturity in the late 1920s, his output was prodigious,
often a painting or more a day.
of the size of Wood's artistic production, or oeuvre, his
works are spread across all fifty states and in many foreign
countries. Collectors who obtain a work by Robert Wood from a gallery,
at auction, over the internet or through inheritance, often have
questions about their painting. When and where was it painted? Is
it authentic? What is it worth? How does it compare in quality to
other works by Robert W. Wood?
this site we will endeavor to show viewers the different aspects
of Wood's career, subject by subject, illustrated with representative
and authentic examples of his work - paintings which are now in
private collections throughout the United States. We hope to spread
a greater awareness of Wood's life and artistic career and to correct
some of the incorrect information and misconceptions that have long
confused collectors and art dealers.
have illustrated this site with hundreds of images from our archive
on Robert Wood, which dates back more than forty years. In most
cases we have titled the image with Wood's original title, but occasionally,
photograph and title have been long separated, and we've given the
image a descriptive title.