The Acacia Plant

Bernstein--The Acacia Plant.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

The Acacia Plant

Description

Either a table or chest is the resting place for a ceramic pot holding an acacia plant, a decorative bottle of wine, and possibly apples or peaches. Blues and reds are the two main colors, with white accents in the plant and the jug. One apple is balanced on two others while also leaning on the jug. The table is either painted with simlar colors or is glass and reflecting the objects.

About the Artist: Born in Philadelphia, there is little biographical information on Bernstein. In 1932, he showed his work at a small exhibition in Asbury Park, NJ with
George Constant. For a show at Marie Sterner Gallery, he contributed “two original conceptions, brilliantly executed if in a decided macabre vein of fantasy” (New York Evening Post 12 Mar. 1932: 3). His chalk painting “Epitaph” appeared in a 1936-37 Museum of Modern Art show entitled “Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism.”

Creator

Bernstein, Meyer, 1904-1973?

Publisher

Federal Art Project

Date

1935-1940

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

Closser, Paige (biography)

Cooper, Ken (biography)

Source

New Deal Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18117

Format

jpeg. 806 KB

Type

Still image

Identifier

027

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

16 x 20 in.
Condition: small tears, surface dirt

Geolocation