Untitled (Landscape)

Arthur Dove, Untitled (Landscape), ca. 1938, ink and watercolor on paper mounted on paperboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1993.22.1
Copied Arthur Dove, Untitled (Landscape), ca. 1938, ink and watercolor on paper mounted on paperboard, sheet and image: 5 129 18 in. (1423.2 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1993.22.1
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Artwork Details

Title
Untitled (Landscape)
Artist
Date
ca. 1938
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet and image: 5 129 18 in. (1423.2 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation
Mediums
Mediums Description
ink and watercolor on paper mounted on paperboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Landscape
Object Number
1993.22.1

Artwork Description

Arthur Dove began creating small watercolors as studies for larger paintings, but he came to appreciate them as stand-alone works and by the 1930s began to include them in exhibitions. Lyrical color and freely sketched forms reveal Dove’s impulsive, of-the-moment response to nature and his surroundings. Although celebrated as one of the country’s most accomplished abstract artists, Dove captures the American landscape through gestural lines and washes of color.


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Exhibitions

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Modern American Realism: Highlights from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection
This exhibition presents some of the most treasured paintings and sculpture from SAAM’s permanent collection, including artworks by Will Barnet, Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Edward Hopper, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, George Tooker, among others.