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Indian Summer

1887 Kenyon Cox Born: Warren, Ohio 1856 Died: New York, New York 1919 oil on canvas 29 3/4 x 14 7/8 in. (75.6 x 37.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing 1983.114.8 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Kenyon Cox made a series of studies of nude, fleshy women posed in green fields. He evaded the charge of indecency by casting his nudes in poetic roles, which took them from everyday life into the world of myth. But his audiences continued to object, and Cox retaliated by complaining that the American public simply “misunderstood” high art, a feeling shared by other members of his artistic circle.

Keywords

Allegory - season - autumn

Figure female - full length

Figure female - nude

Landscape - season - autumn

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas