Robert W. Wood, “Untitled Bluebonnets,” circa 1937, oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches

In this ongoing series for Fine Art Today, we take a longer look at the history and features of a soon-to-be-available artwork of note. This week we highlight a lovely landscape by Robert Wood featuring those famed bluebonnets.

Although he was born in Sandgate, England, near the Cliffs of Dover, artist Robert W. Wood (1889-1979) would eventually emigrate to the United States, roaming from Maine to California in search of landscape subjects throughout his career. It wasn’t until the 1950s that Wood rose to prominence, eventually selling millions — yes, millions — of color lithograph reproductions of his paintings. Today, Wood still stands as the artist with the most mass-produced lithographs of his work.

Hiro Fine Art in Minneapolis is offering collectors a rare opportunity to own a stunning original by Wood, which depicts a sweeping Texas landscape populated with vibrant bluebonnet flowers. The available painting was created in San Antonio, Texas, where the painter was active among artist colonies in the 1930s. Other locations around the country that Wood frequented included Monterey and Laguna Beach, California. Heading to auction on September 16, the painting has an estimate of $18,000-$20,000. To date, auction records for Woods top $40,000. To learn more, visit Hiro Fine Art.

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