New Mexican Peak, 1923
Stuart Davis (1894-1964)
oil on canvas
Museum purchase, 2005
Born in 1894 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Stuart Davis was encouraged by an artistic father who was a journalist and his mother who was a sculptor. He often worked with artists who would eventually become known as “The Eight” members of the Ashcan group in New York. He studied under Robert Henri, as well as worked in illustrating with John Sloan. He worked in New Mexico during the summer of 1923.
His New Mexico landscape lacks the color and vigor which are so apparent in most of his paintings.
Reflective Questions and Activities:
|E/S||Is this landscape realistic or abstract? Why?|
|E/S||Why do you think the artist chose to use minimal color in this painting? What statement does the color he used make?|