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Robert Shore
American
(b. 1924)

Robert Shore
The San Dominick, from Benito Cereno, oil on board, 27" x 38" (image), 33" x 44" (framed), s.l.r.
Born in 1924 in New York City, Robert Shore has established himself as one of America’s foremost illustrators, though his illustrations always evince a painterly sense of composition and value. Shore studied at the Cranbrook Academy and the Art Students League and, in 1967, was awarded a gold medal at the Society of Illustrators. He has been an instructor at Cooper Union and New York’s School of Visual Arts, and his work has been exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, the National Academy, and the Smithsonian Institution. His illustratiions have appeared in numerous books and magazines.

This painting represents a scene from Herman Melville’s Benito Cereno and is reproduced on double pages in a volume of Melville’s work published by the Limited Editions Club in 1965 (New York). A first addition of the volume accompanies the painting.


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