The Hills

  • Preston Dickinson, The Hills, ca. 1919, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Flora E. H. Shawan from the Ferdinand Howald Collection, 1965.11.1

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Preston Dickinson painted The Hills a few years after he returned to New York from France. He admired the work of the French modernist painters, especially Paul Cézanne, who transformed his subjects into simple shapes and planes of color. Dickinson composed this landscape from triangles and curves, and even the clouds reflect the shapes of the hills and buildings. The expressive brushstrokes and vibrant color evoke an energetic, windswept day in the countryside of New York.

Title
The Hills
Artists
Date
ca. 1919
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 x 27 in. (61.0 x 68.5 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Flora E. H. Shawan from the Ferdinand Howald Collection

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – farm
  • Landscape – mountain
  • Architecture Exterior – farm – barn
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – farmhouse
Object Number
1965.11.1
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