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Haystacks

ca. 1930 Henry Ossawa Tanner Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1859 Died: Paris, France 1937 oil on canvas 26 1/4 x 21 in. (66.7 x 53.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Irwin M. Sparr 1983.95.214 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 12A


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The thick, unblended strokes of blues and purples in this image characterize Henry Ossawa Tanner’s later work. He made his reputation from his religious paintings while living in Paris from 1891 until his death in 1937. But like the French painters he admired, Tanner made a point of painting out in the countryside as well.

Keywords

Architecture - vehicle - cart

Landscape - farm

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas