Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ Study for Reception in Miami

Artwork

Identifier:
2013.68.22
Artist:
Jack Levine
Medium:
Gouache, watercolor, and ink on brown paper
Date:
circa 1948
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10.25 in Width: 13.25 in
Historical Context:
Painter, printmaker, and draftsman Jack Levine is best known for his unsparing images of corrupt politicians, slippery gangsters, fat cat businessmen, and uptight socialites. Levine studied art at Harvard University and worked on and off for the Depression-era Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project in Boston before serving in World War II. Levine made multiple preparatory images and prints relating to the painting Reception in Miami in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. At the surface the painting was about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor during their visit to Florida in 1948, however, at its core the artist chose to skewer the fawning Americans who supplicated themselves in the face of royalty.
Credit:
A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
gouache
ink
paintings
watercolors
Library of Congress Subjects
Art, American--20th century
Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor, suite 4015