May Snow

  • Torvald Arnst Hoyer, May Snow, 1937, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, 1979.10.4

Luce Center Label

Torvald Hoyer created many images based on his travels, often painting them from memory many years later. In this painting the tiny dabs of paint create a soft, hazy image, evoking the effect of snow on the landscape. This scene was probably inspired by a childhood memory, and the small figure pulling a sled may be the artist himself, looking for adventure in the unexpected spring snow.

Title
May Snow
Artists
Date
1937
On View
Dimensions
29 7/8 x 24 in. (76.0 x 61.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the General Services Administration

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation – sport and play – sledding
  • Landscape – weather – snow
  • Landscape – season – spring
  • Figure group
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – house
  • New Deal – Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project – Illinois
Object Number
1979.10.4
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI