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Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ Portrait of a Lady

Artwork

Identifier:
2001.1020.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1932
Dimensions:

Description:
Young woman in pink dress seated in wooden chair with one elbow resting on the back of the chair.
Historical Context:
Mathias Alten, a painter of much wider acclaim than the boundaries of this community, chose to make his home, raise his family, and paint here the majority of his life. Today, a century after Alten began capturing scenes of Grand Rapids, the city is still recognizable in his work. While the identity of this sitter/ or model is unknown, she is wearing a formal dress which points to a portrait and not a figural study.
Credit:
Gift of Anita Gilleo
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
oil paint
portraits
Library of Congress Subjects
Women
Current Location:
GVSU ➜ IDC Collection Storage ➜ Vertical Shelving (VS) ➜ Section 42 (VS) ➜ Bottom Shelf (VS42)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 42; Bottom Shelf