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Lovers in the Snow II

1980 Roy Moyer Born: Allentown, Pennsylvania 1921 Died: New York, New York 2007 oil on canvas 28 x 30 1/8 in. (71.0 x 76.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation © 1980, Roy Moyer 1985.30.69 Not currently on view


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Roy Moyer enjoyed a multifaceted career that ranged from directing the American Federation of Arts to serving as chief of art and design for UNICEF. Although he was groomed from childhood to be a concert pianist, he taught himself to paint and had his first solo exhibition in Greece, where he lived after military service during World War II. In Lovers in the Snow II, a couple embraces within the protective space of a snowy glade. The subtle color and simplified forms glow with a visual poetry of light and space.


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014

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Figure group

Landscape - forest

Landscape - season - winter

State of being - emotion - love

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Roy Moyer

Born: Allentown, Pennsylvania 1921 Died: New York, New York 2007

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