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Maker(s):Dow, Arthur Wesley
Culture:American (1857-1922)
Title:The Red Island
Date Made:ca. 1907
Materials:Oil on canvas
Place Made:North America; United States; Massachusetts; Ipswich
Measurements:Frame: 31 1/2 in x 41 3/4 in x 3 in; 80 cm x 106 cm x 7.6 cm; Stretcher: 25 5/8 in x 35 5/8 in; 65.1 cm x 90.5 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.30.I(b).PI
Credit Line:Purchase with funds from the Class of 1885
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

View of a marsh in or near Ipswich, Massachusetts. The "red island" is a haystack reflecting the red light of a sunset; in the background is a stand of red trees.

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Influenced by design elements in Japanese art, Dow fused them with Paul Gauguin’s vivid post-impressionist color. He was important as a painter and a teacher who influenced a new generation of modern American artists, among them Georgia O’Keefe.


landscapes; farms; sunset

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