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Elkins Park View

1971 Sidney Goodman Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1936 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013 charcoal and conte crayon on paper sheet: 27 1/8 x 41 5/8 in. (69.0 x 105.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation © 1971, Sidney Goodman 1986.6.36 Not currently on view


Exhibition Label

Sidney Goodman based this drawing on the view from his studio window in the Philadelphia suburb of Elkins Park. The uncomfortable viewpoint reflects his concern about what he called “the violated landscape,” places in which inanimate structures--- water tanks, dumpsters, utility poles, and out-of-scale buildings--- “threaten the harmony of nature.”


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014

Keywords

Architecture - domestic - apartment

Architecture - vehicle - automobile

Cityscape - Pennsylvania - Elkins Park

Figure(s) in exterior - rural

drawing

charcoal

crayon - conté crayon

paper - wove paper

About Sidney Goodman

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1936 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013

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