Current Location:
Building E (DEV) -> 3rd Floor (DEV; E)
Location Notes:
DEV; 3rd fl., Conference Room 302E

Skater's Delight

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.510.1
Artist:
Deneille Spohn Moes
Credit:
Gift of Mr. Albert Scaglione
Medium:
Color Serigraph on Woven Paper
Date:
1997
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.25 in Width: 23.5 in
Description:
Storefronts covered in snow with skating rink in front. People skating and horses pulling sleighs on and around rink. Sky is grey/blue. Church is on hill in the background.
Historical Context:
Deneille Spohn Moes was raised in the back country of Northern Michigan. Being the daughter of a minister, she has acquired a unique quality of simplicity and family values. Not only is she a primitive artist, but a wife and a mother of five children. She started painting at 16 when she bought a used oil set at a rummage sale for a dollar. Her first paintings were portraits of Jesus Christ done with toothpicks and her fingertips because art brushes were too expensive.