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Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ Picnic at Macatawa

Artwork

Identifier:
1998.580.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1904
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 30.0 in Width: 40.0 in
Description:
Gathering in a clearing in the woods with picnic tables. A man stands with two girls in the foreground.
Historical Context:
This is an autobiographical account of Alten's family enjoying a picnic in the dunes by Lake Macatawa at Holland, Michigan. The emphasis is on creating a harmonious relationship between man and nature as well as displaying the vitality and freedom of the subjects and their interactions.
Credit:
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term
oil paintings
Library of Congress Subjects
Macatawa, Lake (Mich.)
Picnic grounds
Resorts
Leisure
Family
Current Location:
2nd Floor (DEV) -> 201E (DEV) - Gordon Gallery 2nd Floor
Location Notes:
DEV; Building E; 2nd fl.; Gordon Gallery