Still Life in Red and Blue

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Title

Still Life in Red and Blue

Description

A simple grouping of teapot, cup and spoon, cherries and an orange becomes an exploration of color and form thanks to Adler's gauzy rendering. Neutral backgrounds of brown and tan set apart small placements of red and blue; a painting upon the wall echoes those two colors in more explicitly geometric forms.

About the Artist: We haven’t located much reliable information about this artist. Born in Poltava, Russia (modern-day Ukraine) as Joseph Zaganchinsky, Adler immigrated to the US in 1907. Census records show him to have been a dressmaker, but obviously he seems to have painted as well. He was the father of NDG artist Fred Adler. 6 more images at FAP.

Creator

Adler, Joseph Louis, 1895-1975

Publisher

Federal Art Project

Date

1937-04-27

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

Cooper, Ken (biography)

Source

New Deal Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18100

Format

jpeg, 795 KB

Type

Still image

Identifier

010

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

16 x 20 in.
Condition: cracking paint, crayon marks

Geolocation