Robert Bliss Figurative Painting of Young Male For Sale
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 6

Robert Bliss Figurative Painting of Young Male

About

Figurative painting by Robert R. Bliss (1925-1981) of an idealized adolescent male model wearing a white briefs bathing suit. The painting is oil on a sheet of wood luan. The board is set within a slim frame made of oak, the lower corners of which are loose. The board and frame are similar wood tone so the effect is attractive and nearly seamless. Signed lower right and is faintly dated 1965. Provenance: purchased at Childs Gallery, Boston, MA circa 1966, thence by descent. Robert Ryel Bliss was born on October 30, 1925 in Newton, Massachusetts. He attended school at Bowdoin College, Maine, and was drafted into military service during World War II. At that time, he started to create his first figurative paintings, which were self-portraits. After his discharge, Bliss studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and with Carolyn Wyeth in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. He became a protégé of Andrew Wyeth who designated Bliss as one of the most promising artist of the year in a Look magazine article on up and coming artists from November 24, 1959. Wyeth said he (Bliss) "has a chance for bigness. While he is still searching, his work shows vitality, (and) is not just sterile technique." In 1951, he became the Artist-In-Residence, teacher, and gallery director at Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts until 1963. In 1964, he settled in Hull, Massachusetts, where he befriended and studied with the artist Samuel Rose (1941-2008). In the following years, he created most of his body of work, which he sold through local galleries and gift shops. Later in life, he turned to colorful landscapes as well as psychedelic visionary paintings. Robert Bliss died of a ruptured thoracic aneurysm on January 11, 1981. Robert Bliss actively exhibited at Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Vose Galleries, Childs Gallery, and the Green Dolphin in Boston as well as exhibitions at the Provincetown Art Association

Details

  • Dimensions
    H 29 in. x W 23 in. x D .75 in.H 73.66 cm x W 58.42 cm x D 1.91 cm
  • Seller Location
    Hingham, MA
  • Reference Number
    LU886617884371
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

4.8 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2010
Typical response time: 1 hour
Located in Hingham, MA
More From This Seller
Fritz Kubitz Painting of Boston
$3,300
Fritz Kubitz Painting of Boston
Hingham, MA
Frederick Kubitz
Late 20th Century American
Canvas
"Nighttown" 87" x 54" Painting

"Nighttown" 87" x 54" Painting

By Heather Ryan Kelly
$6,000 Sale Price
49% Off
"Nighttown" 87" x 54" Painting
Hingham, MA
Heather Ryan Kelly
1990s American Modern
Canvas
Boston Public Gardens Painting by Paul Fiumedora
Boston Public Gardens Painting by Paul Fiumedora
Hingham, MA
Paul Fiumedora
Vintage 1980s American Modern
19th Century European Pastoral Painting by Tom WIlson (American)
19th Century European Pastoral Painting by Tom ...
Hingham, MA
Tom Wilson
Antique 19th Century European
Canvas
You May Also Like
Robert Whitmore Oil Painting of Male Model
Robert Whitmore Oil Painting of Male Model
Cookeville, TN
Unknown
20th Century American Folk Art
Canvas
Robert Whitmore Oil Painting Male Portrait
Robert Whitmore Oil Painting Male Portrait
Cookeville, TN
Unknown
20th Century American Folk Art
Canvas
Figurative painting by Robert Beauchamp
$2,000 Sale Price
47% Off
Figurative painting by Robert Beauchamp
Miami, FL
Robert Beauchamp
Late 20th Century American Expressionist
Acrylic, Lucite, Wood, Paper
Robert Whitmore Oil Painting Titled Male Portrait
Robert Whitmore Oil Painting Titled Male Portrait
Cookeville, TN
Unknown
20th Century American Folk Art
Canvas
Robert Whitmore Oil Painting on Canvas of Partially Nude Male
Robert Whitmore Oil Painting on Canvas of Parti...
Cookeville, TN
Unknown
20th Century American Folk Art
Canvas
Robert Whitmore Double-Sided Oil Painting Male against Green Background
Robert Whitmore Double-Sided Oil Painting Male ...
Cookeville, TN
Unknown
20th Century American Folk Art
Canvas
Robert Whitmore "Male at Rest" Oil Painting, Early 20th Century
Robert Whitmore "Male at Rest" Oil Painting, Ea...
Cookeville, TN
Unknown
20th Century American Folk Art
Canvas
Oil Painting of a Young Boy
Oil Painting of a Young Boy
Water Mill, NY
Antique 19th Century American
Canvas

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries