Winter

  • Dacre F. Boulton, Winter, ca. 1933-1934, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor, 1964.1.134

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Dacre Boulton painted Winter while working for Region 7 of the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP), a program sponsored by the New Deal that paid artists for their work. Under the PWAP, the United States was divided into sixteen regions, and Region 7 included Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri. In this image, Boulton depicted his surrounding urban landscape. The dark, muted colors of the buildings and barren trees, and the snow-covered streets, reveal a dreary winter day, but also hint at the hardships endured all over the country during the Great Depression, a dark period in America's history.

Title
Winter
Artist
Date
ca. 1933-1934
Location
Dimensions
34 1/8 x 28 3/8 in. (86.7 x 72.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – shed
  • New Deal – Public Works of Art Project – Missouri
  • Cityscape – season – winter
Object Number
1964.1.134
Palette
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