Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ Tarpon Springs

Artwork

Identifier:
1998.586.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1935
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24 in Width: 30 in
Description:
Three sailboats are pushed together. In the one on the right a man is bending over toward the water.
Historical Context:
Alten traveled to Tarpon Springs, Florida in the summer of 1935 to paint Greek sponge fishermen with their boats. Alten exhibited these works in Detroit to much praise in the fall of 1935.
Credit:
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term
oil paint
Library of Congress Subjects
Boats and boating
Location Notes:
DEV; Building E; 1st fl., Gordon Gallery