Elkins Park View

  • Sidney Goodman, Elkins Park View, 1971, contÉ crayon, charcoal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1971, Sidney Goodman, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.36

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
Title
Elkins Park View
Artists
Date
1971
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 27 1/8 x 41 5/8 in. (69.0 x 105.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – vehicle – automobile
  • Architecture – domestic – apartment
  • Cityscape – Pennsylvania – Elkins Park
  • Figure group
Object Number
1986.6.36
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