I really like this painting.Nathan Kemler, 2/12/2015

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Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ Workers in a Field

Artwork

Identifier:
2007.603.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1916
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 26.0 in Width: 32.0 in
Description:
Landscape scene with two men talking near the bottom of the image, there is a large green tree behind them. They are in a farm field and one man is in a horse drawn cart. Buildings in the distance on the right. Top half of image is a cloudy sky. Signed and dated in the lower right.
Historical Context:
Alten remained in Michigan for much of 1914-1919 due to the outbreak of the first World War in Europe. His wartime painting in Michigan reinforced his devotion to agrarian labor themes as well as his inclusion of a brighter color palette.
Credit:
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon
Library of Congress Subjects
Agriculture in art
Agriculture
Farm life
Farm life in art
Current Location:
2nd Floor (DEV) -> 201E (DEV) - Gordon Gallery 2nd Floor
Location Notes:
DEV; Building E; 2nd fl.; Gordon Gallery