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Robert William Wood Biography

Robert Wood was the son of the English painter W. J. Wood.  Encouraged early in life to pursue a career in art, Wood enrolled in South Kensington School of Art when he was twelve.  In 1912 Wood moved to Los Angeles.  He subsequently lived in a number of states before settling in Laguna Beach, CA in 1940; in the 1960’s he moved to Bishop, CA.  During a lengthy career Wood painted scenes from coast to coast: the desert country of the Southwest, the Grand Tetons, the high Sierra, the Pacific Northwest, Florida, Texas, Indiana and the Woodstock area of New York state.