Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 2nd Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building C; 2nd fl; Across from Rm. 259C

“L'orme á Pont-Viau” by Marc-Aurele Fortin

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.132
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1928 painting
Date:
1928
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 20 in Width: 25 in
Description:
A willow tree on the banks of a river with clouds in the background.
Historical Context:
While studying at the Art Institute of Chicago, Marc-Aurèle Fortin discovered the works of Jean-François Millet, Claude Monet and Mary Cassat, as well as those of the British painters Frank Brangwyn and Sir Alfred East. Fortin was a painter, watercolorist, printmaker and draughtsman whose highly decorative, colorful landscapes celebrate the picturesque in nature. Among his favorite subjects were huge, leafy elm trees, rustic houses, hay carts and Montreal's port; his rare human subjects typically appeared dwarfed by nature.