May Snow

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

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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
Artist
Date
1937
Location
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
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation – sport and play – sledding
  • Landscape – season – spring
  • Figure group
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – house
  • Landscape – weather – snow
  • New Deal – Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project – Illinois
Object Number
1979.10.4
Palette
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