Study in Pedantry from Rouault
Acrylic on canvas board. 16 x 12 inches
Arnold Wood studied at Central Technical Arts, in Toronto, from 1947-1951; at Rochdale College (1951-1952); and Ontario College of Art (1953-1958). During the height of the Cold War Wood was selected for the Junior Art for Peace Exchange Program, which was co-sponsored by Canada and the Soviet Union. Following Wood’s studies he traveled to England, France, Italy, Germany and the Soviet Union.
Wood’s appreciation for the work of the masters, of many 19th-20th century movements, is reflected in his own artwork: this painting serving as an homage to Expressionism and Fauvism, as is evident in the artist’s title, “Study in Pedantry from Rouault.”
Wood’s artwork has been exhibited, and collected, throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.