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Time Period:
Prior to April 1931


Crayon Drawing


Pastures, Farms, Barns

25 X 21 5/8

Pynchon Gallery Museum, 1929
Smith Coll. Tryon Gallery, 1931
Mt. Holyoke Coll. Dwight Hall, 1931
Valleyhead Sanitarium, 1932, '34
Springville (UT) Art Association, '51

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"Among one man shows that Springfield art lovers have been privileged to enjoy in the last few weeks none has been viewed with more enthusiasm than the exhibit of crayondrawings by Robert Strong Woodward"

Jeanette C. Matthews

Featured Artwork: Clouds In May

RSW's Diary Comments


Additional Notes

The Pynchon Gallery Exhibition is one of the few exhibitions that featured Woodward's "Crayon Drawings." As many as 13 were reported to be exhibited and this website is not aware of any exhibit that featured more than this number. The Deerfield Academy, 1932 Exhibition featured 10 drawings.

Springfield Republican, 1929, by Jeanette C. Matthews

"'Clouds in May' will fascinate you with the design that winding road and plowed field, patterned clouds and fluffed out apple trees make."

This crayon drawing remains in the collection of the artist as a personal favorite.

Regarding the Chalk Drawings

The following is an excerpt from, "An Artist of his Time", a lecture, hosted by the Friends of RSW, on RSW by Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, which also did a feature article on RSW. CLICK HERE to view the Article

"...the pastel works - they're just fantastic. And I'm afraid that they photograph very well but you don't really appreciate the difficulty of making them until you see them up close. That as you know with pastel, you have to be very very good to make it work, because it hard to correct a mistake. With oil paint it's much easier to cover over the error. But these are really really spectacular."

October 4, 2014
Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine