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Ernest Wood III

More Than Material

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Ernest Wood III

Ernest Wood III

More Than Material

More Than Material

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

10,000

USD

Ernest Wood III

More Than Material


signed; with monograph lower left

2019

Oil on linen

Canvas: 32 by 44 in. (81.2 by 111.7 cm.)

Framed: 53 by 41 in. (134.6 by 104.1 cm.)

This work is in good, and undamaged condition


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From the artist, with Art Renewal Center 2021

Krystel Stricklin, “Moving Forward as a Global Community of Artists”, American Art Collector, Scottsdale, August 2020, illustrated (online article) 

Various authors, “International Realism: 15th International ARC Salon”, ACC Art Books, Woodbridge, Suffolk 2021, (Honorable Mention Figurative), Illustrated p. 79

Samuel Peralta, “Lunar Codex: Nova Collection”, cultural time capsule Nova-C Lunar Lander launching to the Moon via Space X Falcon 9 in early 2022, illustrated

Wichita, Mark Arts, “Mark 100 Regional Exhibition”, (First Place Award), January 3 – April 18, 2020

Russell, Deines Cultural Center, “Recent Works”, November 13, 2020 – January 8, 2021

New York, Sotheby’s NY, “15th International ARC Salon Exhibition”, (Honorable Mention Figurative), July 16 – July 26, 2021

Ernest Vincent Wood III (b. 1979) began his journey as a painter when an instructor recognized his affinity for light and encouraged him to pursue oil painting. His painting, “More Than Material,” was awarded 2nd Place by The Portrait Society of America in the 2020-2021 International Portrait Competition. “More Than Material” was also given Best of Show in the “Mark 100 Regional Exhibition” and awarded an honorable mention in the 15th International ARC Salon. This work will also be illustrated in the Lunar Codex, a cultural archive of contemporary works, launching on the Nova-C Lunar Lander to the Moon, to be preserved for posterity. Wood’s sensitive use of light and realism in his paintings brings to 2021 the seventeenth-century technique of the Roman Caravaggisti and still-life artists of the Dutch Baroque, but with a contemporary twist of clever innuendos that make an old world technique remarkably relevant. After earning his BFA from Wichita State University in 2006, he studied at The International School for Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy, under the sponsorship of the Koch Cultural Trust. He has exhibited three times in Killarney, Ireland and recently at the Evansville Museum, where he staged the show, “Gravity.” The show featured a painting in which he rendered Bacchus as a female, “The Bacchae”, which now belongs to that museum’s permanent collection and will be displayed in a two-year show featuring women in art. His self-portrait, “Vulnerability,” was selected for the cover of the February 2021 issue of “Fine Art Connoisseur.” 


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