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Maker(s):Baum, Mark
Culture:American, born in Poland, (1903-1997)
Title:Ithaca house with porches
Date Made:1945
Materials:oil on canvas
Measurements:Stretcher: 28 in x 20 in; 71.1 cm x 50.8 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2013.63
Credit Line:Gift of Paul F. Baum and William M. Baum in memory of their father
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
Mark Baum pursued figurative art until the 1960s. Although he attended art school, he was largely self-taught. This painting demonstrates the artist’s primitivist style and his independence from fashions. Its subject ties in with the nineteenth-century tradition of landscape painting, which, as Rolston Holmes III explains, “emphasized the patterned shapes made by the various items of a landscape, the spatial relationships, near and far, the relative intensity of differing elements in the scene.”

BJ, 2014

domestic space; landscapes; rural; vegetation; trees; farms; houses

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