Evening

  • Kenneth M. Adams, Evening, ca. 1950-1960, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Arvin Gottlieb, 1991.205.2

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Kenneth Adams posed an elderly woman before a window that looks out on a darkening day. Her wrinkled features resemble the weathered land behind her, and her snowy head wrap and blue blouse evoke clouds in a twilight sky. The allegorical title emphasizes the association between the “native” and her environment, an idea that many Anglo painters in the Southwest fostered in their art.

Title
Evening
Artist
Date
ca. 1950-1960
On View
Dimensions
24 x 30 1/4 in. (61.0 x 76.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Arvin Gottlieb

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Ascensione, Dona – elderly
  • Architecture Interior – detail – window
  • Landscape – time – evening
  • Allegory – life – old age
Object Number
1991.205.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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