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 8 by 10 inches Oil on Board 

William Robinson Leigh art
 #CP-16961 

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2014 April Auction

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    Event History :
  • 2014 April Auction
Signed: "W.R. Leigh", l/l

Provenance:
Kennedy Galleries, New York
Di Tommaso Galleries
A Texas Collector

With early training at the Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, W.R. Leigh pursued rigorous classical studies in Germany for seven years, becoming a master of draftsmanship & vivid broken color, as well as a painter of murals and panoramas. Returning to New York, NY in 1896, he pursued a very successful illustration career working for Scribner's, Harper's, McClure & Collier's. However, he loathed the progressive industrialization of America. An admirer & contemporary of Frederic Remington & Charles M. Russell, Leigh's passion to pursue subjects from the American western frontier became a reality in 1906 when he exchanged a painting for passage on the Santa Fe Railway. Commissions followed, allowing Leigh to make an extensive sketching trip through Arizona & New Mexico 

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