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Cavazos--Cherry Picking--small.jpg
Radical organization of space turns this lush orchard into a social cross-section of American agriculture. Four migrant workers are on ladders picking cherries, the one at left positioned to appear behind bars. A farmer or crew chief drives a tractor…

Cavazos--Fields.small cropped.jpg
Landscape painting adopts an aerial perspective upon a farm in the midst of harvesting--tomatoes, potatoes, and corn all are represented. Large formal blocks of color divide the different spaces, and farm equipment conveys a sense of energy via…

Cavazos--Chavez--small.jpg
Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) along with Dolores Huerta was founder of the pioneering National Farm Workers Association in 1962--later reorganized as the United Farm Workers five years later. He adapted activist tools of both labor unions and the civil…

Cropsey--Greenwood Lake.jpg

Dove--Seneca Lake.jpg
This small watercolor uses a technique Dove called "extraction": abstracting from some landscape only those elements necessary to render it. Here we see a few lines of ink used to trees, clouds, and a power line; watercolor and gouache then complete…

Bierstadt--Mohawk River small.jpg
This painting, seemingly located on the upper Mohawk River, assumes a timeless, mythical quality. Bierstadt was one of several second-generation Hudson School artists associated with "luminism," a technique using aerial perspective and…

Smithsonian-Colman-Storm_King_on_the_Hudson-2130.jpg

Harbor Island--small.jpg

Kensett--Summer on Conesus Lake.jpg

Durand--Dover.jpg
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