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Major Powell Descends the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, 1869

ca. 1935-1939 Henry C. Pitz Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1895 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1976 oil on canvas 30 1/8 x 40 1/4 in. (76.4 x 102.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from Works Progress Administration 1979.1 Not currently on view


Keywords

Architecture - boat - rowboat

Figure group - male

Landscape - canyon - Grand Canyon

Landscape - river - Colorado River

Occupation - other - explorer

Portrait male - Powell, John Wesley

New Deal - Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Henry C. Pitz

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1895 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1976