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Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 38A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Date
ca. 1933-1934
Object number
1964.1.134
Luce Center Label
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.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Department of Labor
Artist
Dacre F. Boulton, born Russell, Manitoba, Canada 1906-died Toronto, Ontario, Canda 1984
Topic
Figure male
Cityscape\street
Cityscape\season\winter
New Deal\Public Works of Art Project\Missouri
Architecture Exterior\domestic\shed
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
34 1/8 x 28 3/8 in. (86.7 x 72.1 cm.)
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Type
Painting
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk79c490069-de12-4e2a-8f6f-9715b03211e3
Record ID
saam_1964.1.134

Winter

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