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Arthur Wesley Dow
The Hill Field
1908–10
oil
14 x 19 7/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum



Arthur Wesley Dow often depicted the countryside around his birthplace, Ipswich, Massachusetts, and throughout his life he returned to this small New England town to paint and teach. Although better known for his Japanese-inspired work, Dow experimented with a variety of styles and media. Here he tried his hand at impressionism, perhaps influenced by several years of study in France.