"Looking Back is a contemporary oil painting by Massachusetts artist Bruce Wood. Created in 2012, the image is inspired by the 19th Century Tonalist painters, but invigorated by Wood's training as a contemporary artist.
The painting is signed on the front, and signed and titled on the back.
The 8""x 10"" image is on canvas, installed in a gold-metal leafed ""Plein Air"" style frame. The overall size is 15""x 17"".
Bruce Wood is known as a painter of New England marine and countryside scenes. As a teen, Wood learned plain air landscape painting in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he studied with Emile Gruppe and a variety of Cape Ann marine painters. He went on to formal art training at Massachusetts College of Art (BFA), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA).
Bruce Wood's prints and paintings are in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the University of Alabama, and the Rockford Art Museum in Illinois."