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

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.


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Title
Untitled (Landscape)
Artist
Date
ca. 1938
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet and image: 5 129 18 in. (1423.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

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
Palette
Linked Open Data
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