Untitled (NMG 1,264)
ca. 1945 Will Henry Stevens Born: Vevay, Indiana 1881 Died: Madison, Indiana 1949 pastel on paper sheet: 14 5/8 x 19 7/8 in. (37.2 x 50.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Janet Stevens McDowell © 1945 Joscelyn W. Hill 1988.58.2 Not currently on view
Much of Will Henry Stevens’s work reflects an appreciation and respect for the natural world, as in this abstracted landscape of trees. Despite growing up in the Midwest, Stevens often depicted the wilderness of North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia in paintings that reflected the influence the Song Dynasty (960-1279) had on his work. Stevens first saw paintings from this period at the Freer Gallery in Washington, DC, around 1912.
Abstract Drawings, 2012
crayon - pastel
paper - laid paper