William H. Johnson, Jacobia Hotel, 1930, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.741
This painting shows an old hotel in Florence, South Carolina, that was once a fashionable destination for visitors coming through by train. In the 1930s the Jacobia had fallen into disrepair and was used as a brothel. William H. Johnson painted this scene in the expressionist style that he had adopted while in Europe, exaggerating the crooked walls and sloping floors so that the structure appears ready to collapse.
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19 7/8 x 23 3/4 in. (50.5 x 60.4 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the Harmon Foundation
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- oil on canvas
- Architecture Exterior – commercial – hotel
- Architecture Exterior – commercial – Jacobia Hotel
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