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Creator Name: Vickrey, Robert
Creator Dates/Places: American, born 1926
Creator Name-CRT: Robert Vickrey
Title: Gravel
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1952
Creation End Date: 1952
Creation Date: 1952
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: Tempera on panel
Dimensions: Overall: 36 x 48 in. (91.44 x 121.92 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: Dallas Museum of Art
Owner Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
ID Number: 1956.95
Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association purchase, The Art Museum League Travel Fund
Copyright: Art: © Artist or Artist's Estate/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Context: Gwathmey's career began during the heyday of social realism in the 1930s, and his subsequent work carried with it a range of political and moral comment. His spare, brightly colored paintings combine harsh realities and poetic inner vision in depicting black farmers of the South. "Portrait of a Farmer's Wife" was probably painted around 1951, the year a very similar version, now at the Smithsonian, was executed. Gwathmey's strong outlines and planes of color aptly convey the woman's dignity, particularly in the timeworn face and the gnarled hands resting squarely upon her knees. At her side, a humble pot of flowers resting on a twig table expresses the search for small beauties in a lifetime of hard work.
AMICA ID: DMA_.1956.95
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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