Shovel Hats

  • Guy Pene du Bois, Shovel Hats, 1923, oil on plywood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.27

Exhibition Label
Pène du Bois made his artistic debut at the 1905 Paris Salon but returned to New York in 1906. He took a job at the New York American and for the next fifteen years worked as both a painter and an art critic. By the 1920s, Pène du Bois was well known for ironic paintings of what he called the “symbols of sophistication.” His depictions of affluent society enjoying leisure moments---at the race track and in restaurants and night clubs---often caricature the vacuity of their fascination with style.


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Title
Shovel Hats
Artist
Date
1923
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
20 x 14 3/4 in. (50.7 x 37.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on plywood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Cityscape
  • Dress – accessory – hat
Object Number
1986.6.27
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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