Shovel Hats

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Shovel Hats

Artist
Guy Pene du Bois, born Brooklyn, NY 1884-died Boston, MA 1958
Exhibition Label
Pène du Bois made his artistic debut at the 1905 Paris Salon but returned to New York in 1906. He took a job at the New York American and for the next fifteen years worked as both a painter and an art critic. By the 1920s, Pène du Bois was well known for ironic paintings of what he called the “symbols of sophistication.” His depictions of affluent society enjoying leisure moments---at the race track and in restaurants and night clubs---often caricature the vacuity of their fascination with style.
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation
1923
Object number
1986.6.27
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Type
Painting
Medium
oil on plywood
Dimensions
20 x 14 3/4 in. (50.7 x 37.5 cm.)
Department
Painting and Sculpture
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Topic
Figure group
Cityscape
Dress\accessory\hat
Record ID
saam_1986.6.27
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b979819c-45bf-4539-9a39-c177ab1313b9