Biography of ROBERT E. WOOD
WOOD, Robert E. (1919-active 1976). Born in Weston, Ontario, Wood studied with Fred Varley and J.W. Beatty at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto; and with Max Meldrum. He also travelled to the Canadian Arctic. Working in oil, his early work is abstract. He moved to British Columbia in the late 1940s and turned to landscape, mountain and ranch scenes, and coastal scenes with sailing ships. He painted in Haliburton, Ontario; Goldstream Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia; and on the New-foundland coast. He founded the Victoria Society of Artists in the late 1950s and was the father of Karl E. Wood. His work is in the collection of the NGC.
Biography courtesy of The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction: Volume IV: S-Z
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