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Modigliani Gate Post

1910 Carroll Beckwith Born: Hannibal, Missouri 1852 Died: New York, New York 1917 oil on wood 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (34.9 x 26.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution 1974.69.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 5A


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Carroll Beckwith painted this statue during his trip to Florence in October 1910. Beckwith traveled to Italy and France throughout his career, copying European paintings in the hopes of bringing the Continent’s great art traditions to America. (Franchi and Weber, Intimate Revelations: The Art of Carroll Beckwith (1852-1917), 1999) From 1910 to 1913, he focused on statues in gardens like this one, in which he revealed his love of bright, expressive color.

Keywords

Architecture - detail - gate

Landscape - Italy - Florence

painting

About Carroll Beckwith

Born: Hannibal, Missouri 1852 Died: New York, New York 1917

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