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Robert Ransom

 (21st century)
Robert Ransom is active/lives in California.  Robert Ransom is known for genre painting.

Biography   Robert Ransom

At first glance, Robert Ransom's paintings may show the viewer a cowboy, a backyard barbeque, or a roadside diner; the characters seem comical and somewhat blocky, each straight-legged female figure appears only slightly less awkward than her stocky, male counterpart. But upon closer evaluation, the work reveals its complexities in process and construction. Ransom's scenes convey a simplicity of subject and form that is successful in making the viewer believe that painting is easy. But Ransom's paintings are not easy. Each canvas is layered with coats of paint before the actual painting ever begins. White gesso, black and yellow layers; dark against light; quartered zones; varnish. This time-consuming process may limit his paintings in numb   ...  Displaying 750 of 1775 characters.

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