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Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ California Sycamore

Artwork

Identifier:
2007.602.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
circa 1929
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 32.25 in Width: 40 in
Description:
Landscape scene with a Sycamore tree with brown leaves is in the center. The tree forks into two where the branches begin growing. Other trees and grass can be seen behind the sycamore tree sporting green/yellow leaves. Fog covered hills/mountains in the distance. Signed in the lower right.
Historical Context:
In the fall of 1929, Alten travelled to Southern California and painted at the art colony in Laguna Beach where his pupil Norman Chamberlin had settled. The Laguna art colony was a popular location for many American artists during the cold winter months.
Credit:
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
landscapes
oil painting
oil paintings
Library of Congress Subjects
Parks--California
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