Arthur Wesley Dow / Boats at Rest / c. 1895Arthur Wesley Dow
Boats at Rest
c. 1895

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Creator Name: Dow, Arthur Wesley
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: American; 1857-1922 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Active Place: North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: Arthur Wesley Dow
Title: Boats at Rest
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1890
Creation End Date: 1900
Creation Date: c. 1895
Creation Place: North and Central America,North America,United States,Massachusetts,Ipswich
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 66 x 91.4 cm (26 x 36 in.)
Inscriptions: Signed, lower left: "Arthur W. Dow"
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1990.394
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Through prior acquisition of the Charles H. and Mary F.S. Worcester Collection
Context: After studying in Paris between 1884 and 1889, Arthur Wesley Dow returned home to Ipswich, Massachusetts, and concentrated on local landscape views. Dow also became enamored of Japanese prints after his return to the United States. In works like Boats at Rest, he combined regionalist subjects with Asian-inspired compositions and vividly juxtaposed colors. The forceful cropping of Boats at Rest corresponds to the compositional devices used by Japanese printmakers, as do the strong diagonals of the boats and river flowing through the composition. The high-keyed palette of jarring colors, however, is more akin to the work of French Post-Impressionist painters.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1990.394
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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