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
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 8A
Luce Center Label
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.
Allegory - season - autumn
Figure female - full length
Figure female - nude
Landscape - season - autumn
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
About Kenyon Cox
Born: Warren, Ohio 1856 Died: New York, New York 1919
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