Study for "Evening"
Born: Warren, Ohio 1856
Died: New York, New York 1919
oil on canvas 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 8A
Luce Center Label
Kenyon Cox used a dark-haired, voluptuous woman to symbolize Evening in this study for a lost easel painting. When he painted it, Cox was teaching at the prestigious National Academy of Design in New York, which was known for its conservative academic training. He advocated the importance of drawing to his students and even created a seal bearing the motto “Nulle Dies Sine Linea” (No Day without a Drawn Line). (Morgan, Kenyon Cox, 1856-1919: A Life in American Art, 1994)
Allegory - time - evening
Figure female - full length
Figure female - nude
Landscape - time - evening
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
About Kenyon Cox
Born: Warren, Ohio 1856 Died: New York, New York 1919
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