Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ Red Roses in a Glass Vase Table

Artwork

Identifier:
2015.13.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Oil on Canvas mounted on Board
Date:
circa 1933
Dimensions:
Frames - Height: 17 in Width: 14 in
Description:
Red roses in glass vase sitting on a white table against a gray background.
Historical Context:
The German-born American artist, Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) is often referred to as the Dean of Michigan Painters. Working in a traditional representational style, Alten incorporated the aesthetics and techniques of the Impressionist Movement in paintings infused with light and punctuated with deft brushwork. Based in Grand Rapids, Alten created more than 3,800 works over a forty-plus-year career including landscapes, seascapes, portraits, florals, and still-lifes.
Credit:
Gift of Fred and Margaret Laskowski, in memory of Sally Bilski
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
oil paint
still lifes
Library of Congress Subjects
Flower arrangement
Current Location:
GVSU ➜ PEW Campus (Grand Rapids) ➜ Richard M. DeVos Center ➜ Building E (DEV) ➜ George and Barbara Gordon Gallery ➜ Room 103 (DEV; E)
Location Notes:
DEV; 1st floor; Gordon Gallery