R.B. Sherman 1956 Oil on Canvas signed lower right in black frame measures 15 x 16 inches ;image 9.5 x 7.75 inches condition: excellent, no damage noted
It is worth mentioning that the subject matter of this painting includes rooftops which continued to be a fascination for Mr. Sherman throughout his life. Eventually he and his brother write, "...The Rooftops of London, oh what a sight." as part of Mary Poppins. Though certainly this painting was completed during his time in NY state.
Robert Sherman is famous for his involvement with Disney where he and his brother Richard wrote many famous songs such CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, Disney's MARY POPPINS, WINNIE THE POOH and JUNGLE BOOK. He also wrote the , "It's a Small World (After All)". Robert Sherman's career spans almost 50 years, and includes winning 2 Academy Awards and 9 nominations, 2 Grammy Awards, 23 gold and platinum albums and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A lesser known aspect of Sherman's life was his painting which he had done since 1941 and kept private (except from his family and close friends) until 2002. Sherman studied painting while attending Bard College, receiving a double degree in both Painting and English Literature. Sherman has worked in various visual arts media, including clay and metal sculpture, but his main focus was oil painting throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s until he switched to acrylics in the mid 1960s, and stuck to that medium. In April 2002, an exhibition of Sherman's paintings was held in London, England, at Thompsons' Gallery on Marylebone High Street. This marked the first public exhibition of his paintings since he started painting in 1941. Sherman subsequently exhibited his paintings in Florida and California. A series of Limited Edition Giclées of Sherman's art were also published at this time on both canvas and paper. Paintings which have appeared at the various exhibitions include: "On Route 9G" (c.1949), "Self Portrait" (1970), "San Francisco (1970)", "Moses" (1977), "Carousel In The Country" (1982), "From the Dining Room (1982)", "Sacrifice" (1983), "Florid Window" (1984), "Geisha (1986)", "Fine Four Fendered Friend (2002)" and "Park Lane" (2003). On March 4, 2007, Sherman and his younger son, Robbie, donated limited edition prints of "Moses" and "Sacrifice" to the Giffnock Synagogue in Glasgow, Scotland. Robert Sherman was also a metal sculptor, poet, and short story author. -Wikipedia
There is a very good movie about the brothers strained relationship called "The Boys". It is worth watching.
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