Green Eyed Dog

  • Stephan W. Polaha, Green Eyed Dog, ca. 1975, carved and painted wood and glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Margaret Z. Robson Collection, Gift of John E. and Douglas O. Robson, 2016.38.61

Stephan Polaha was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and later moved to Reading, Pennsylvania. He became regionally celebrated for painted woodcarvings of animals. Polaha especially loved dogs and made carvings of them with sweet comical faces, such as this bright-eyed canine, and sometimes gave them angel-like wings, showing the artist’s abiding reverence for these loyal companions.
(We Are Made of Stories: Self-Taught Artists in the Robson Family Collection, 2022)
Title
Green Eyed Dog
Artist
Date
ca. 1975
Location
Dimensions
13 58 × 18 78 × 6 78 in. (34.6 × 47.9 × 17.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Margaret Z. Robson Collection, Gift of John E. and Douglas O. Robson

Mediums Description
carved and painted wood and glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – dog
Object Number
2016.38.61
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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