Morning

  • John R. Grabach, Morning, ca. 1917, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1979.119.2

Luce Center Label
John Grabach completed this portrait of his wife, Anna, shortly before her death. While the visible brushstrokes and bright colors are characteristic of Grabach's impressionist works, the enlarged bed and floating parasol create a distorted perspective. During World War I, Grabach worked in New York creating demographic and climatic maps of Europe for the federal government.
Luce Object Quote
"I wish my art to be colorful and effective, to interpret life as it throbs and surges about me with all its movement and to convey its complexity both visual and psychic." The artist, quoted in John R. Grabach: Century Man, 2006
Title
Morning
Artist
Date
ca. 1917
On View
Dimensions
36 1/8 x 42 1/4 in. (91.6 x 107.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • State of being – other – sleep
  • Figure female – head
  • Architecture Interior – domestic – bedroom
  • Object – furniture – bed
Object Number
1979.119.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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