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Yosemite Plate

1987 Mary Douglas Born: Taylorsville, North Carolina 1956 repoussé and chased 18 gauge copper sheet and oil paint 1 x 9 in. (2.5 x 22.9 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1998.113.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B

Luce Center Label

Mary Douglas replicated a black-and-white photograph, such as Ansel Adams or Edward Weston might have made, of one of our most famous national parks. The hand-painted scene makes the experience of the park a personal one, even as it borrows from famous images of Yosemite.


Landscape - California

Landscape - park - Yosemite National Park

Landscape - waterfall - Yosemite Falls

decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - copper

metal - wire

paint - oil


About Mary Douglas

Born: Taylorsville, North Carolina 1956

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