20″W x 16″H
Original oil on canvas by Ohio-based artist Robert Martin (1918-1998) depicts a soft glowing moon peeking out of a cloudy night sky. A painting filled with plenty of mood and vigor, Martin has created a dramatic landscape painting by highlighting the pale yellow of the moon against an earthy background of soft brushwork. Signed by Martin in the lower left corner of the painting.
About the Artist:
Robert Martin (1918-1998) was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised by his grandmother. His grandmother, having grown up in the Victorian Era, is responsible for the period’s influence on his early works. Martin studied the painting from books of the masters, old and new. He worked from life, enjoying the process and interaction that was created. In the 1980s, he began working from photographs with his series of Victorian Village scenes. An ever-learning student, his work has distinctly different decades reflecting his progress and interests. Persisting was his use of oil on canvas, despite his training in other mediums. His poetic soul was evident in his philosophy as an artist.
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