On the Rocks

Morosoff - On the Rocks.JPG

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Title

On the Rocks

Description

This dramatic view of a coastal shoreline and shipwreck is lit with the light pinks and blues of twilight. At left, a rocky coast and cliffs in the background; in the foreground, breaking waves and foamy aquamarines. The abandoned ship itself tilts upon rocks and amidst ocean swells testifying to the area’s danger. A few tattered remnants of sails leave us wondering what happened, and how long ago.

About the Artist: We haven’t located much reliable information about this artist. Born in Warsaw, Poland, Morosoff immigrated to the US in 1904 and became a citizen in 1936 under the name William Morton. He moved to Los Angeles, CA in the late 1930s. His NDG painting shows an interest in maritime art with an historical bent, which included other paintings such as “U.S.S. Constitution” and “Caravels of Columbus.” His FAP painting “Battle Fleet Maneuvers” was allocated to the Fourth Battalion US Reserves on Long Island. 6 more images at FAP.

Creator

Morosoff, Vadim Vladimirovich, b. 1874

Publisher

Federal Art Project

Date

1936

Contributor

Ritz, Abigail (photography)

Cooper, Ken (biography)

Source

New Deal Gallery, Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Object #FA18210

Format

jpeg, 867 KB

Type

Still image

Identifier

117

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil painting

Physical Dimensions

24 x 30 in.
Condition: flaking paint, surface dirt, stains

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