The Corean Roberts Gallery
|These pages are dedicated to Corean Roberts, my Grandmother (1909-2000).|
From the 1950's to the 1970's, she painted
landscapes, still life and many other experimental works, using
mostly oil on canvas, but a some with tile, wood, and watercolor.
Most of the collection is privately
owned by surviving members of the Roberts family. My father and her son, Eddie Joe Roberts, reported she sold some of her early works. She attended art school in Pampa, Texas, along with her daughter, Wanda, now Wanda Carter, currently living in Pampa, TX.
Some of the works are titled and/or signed, most are not named but are signed. Some are named by where in the house they hung (a convenient convention because I remember the locations; I grew up in this house.)
It is estimated that over 150 paintings were created; at least 100 are accounted for. This small online collection of 24 works is presented here. More photos, and retakes with better quality, will be posted at a later date. The person holding some of the paintings is my sister, Mrs. Crystal Dooley.
I find my grandmother's subtle and hard-boiled wit showing through in many of her paintings. Here and there, shadows are aligned "where she wanted 'em", humorous details float in soft surroundings, and water reflections are bent seemingly by will of perspective. She was a powerful and determined woman, and the force of her personality and sense of humor is everywhere in her work. Enjoy the gallery and please feel free to contact me (Jody Roberts) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Living Rm. Above Couch Den above Divan Front Bedroom Camp 2
Den Above TV Camp 2 Creek 1 Den Above Stove
Lake 1 Lake 2 More Light Back of More Light
(Living Rm. above Chair)
Mountain Morning Rare Cows Waterfall 1 Ten Mile Hole
(Den Above Shelves)
TILE #1 TILE #2 TILE #3 6 TILES
Back of Tiles Waterfall 2 Back of Waterfall 2 Waterfall 3
(Living Rm, by door)
Winter Town Creek
The "Other" C. Roberts
There is another artist who signed their paintings "C. Roberts" which are not one of my grandmother's paintings. This same painting was painted several times. Many people have contacted me asking if this was painted by my Grandmother. I do not know this C. Roberts but it was not my Grandmother as far as I know. Her C's were different in the signature and it wasn't quite her style. Plus, we never saw these in the houses growing up. Here are pictures of the "other" C. Roberts paintings. If anyone knows who this other person was, please email me at email@example.com.
We have learned that the "Other C. Roberts" paintings below were painted under contract by Avante Studios, located in San Gabriel, California. Here is a label showing this information.
The most popular "other" C. Roberts is a tree-lined path with two people walking down it,.
This is another popular C. Roberts, of two owls in a bare tree. Mostly the same fall reds oranges yellows and browns palette, but also a green palette, like the florals below.
This is my grandmother's signature.
These are not my grandmother's signature
Other other C. Roberts paintings
She didn't paint ships
Not her style
A very different style, yet same signature?