This is a contemporary Western artist that I am quite impressed with. While I always buy only what I enjoy, there may be appreciation value for this relatively young artist's work in the future. He has a bit of an impressionistic feel to his realism. Very intriguing to me. I purchased a number of his original signed oils. If you enjoy his work as I do, this might be the right time to buy.
Artist: Robert Summers (American, b. 1940).
Title: "An Unexpected Sight"
Medium: Oil on paper.
Size: 11 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches (29.2 by 21.6 cm) (sight). Framed 21 by 18 by 2 Inches
Signed lower left: Robert Summers.
PROPERTY FROM A TEXAS ESTATE
Condition: Apparently Very Good Vintage Condition. Not examined outside of frame.
Biography: A resident of Glen Rose, Texas, Robert Summers is an oil painter and sculptor in realist style of contemporary western subjects, especially cattle ranching. He is the creator of numerous public art projects including the world's largest bronze for the Pioneer Plaza at the Dallas Convention Center. It has seventy longhorn steers and three horses and riders on a cattle drive. Completed in the mid 1990s, it took him two and a half years.
As a child in Glen Rose, he took art lessons and was inspired by his father, a local judge and Frederic Remington buff. In his 20s, he worked with the Texas Highway Department and then with General Dynamic Aircraft, while working part time as an artist. Expressing desire to devote full time to his art career, he was supported for one year by a cousin, and by the late 1960s, he was achieving public success. In 1976, he was recognized as the official Texas Bicentennial Artist.
Peggy and Harold Samuels, "Contemporary Western Artists"