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Storm King on the Hudson

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Beach of Bass Rocks, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Maine Coast

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fishermen at Sea

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sunset Scene

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Winter Sunset

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Riding out a Gale

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Memo

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Although working with abstracted forms, Stuart Davis always considered himself a realist and devised a kind of artistic shorthand for this “memo” about Gloucester harbor. Ship masts and wharf structures are schematically suggested by intersecting white lines below a white circle that floats like the moon against a night sky. The foreground is a tangle of overlapping red and green planes punctuated by letters and numbers. The word “ANY” at the bottom left refers to Davis’s belief that any subject can be transformed into art; the number 8 his reference to infinity.

Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014

Boat on Sea

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Babylon, the Great, is Fallen

Smithsonian American Art Museum

S.W., View of New York from Bedlow's I.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Racing

Smithsonian American Art Museum
With exhilarating speed yachts sweep across the choppy waters of Long Island Sound, the water foaming white against their hulls. In the foreground, three small Atlantic-class boats lean precariously to stay on the course of their race. In the middle ground, a pair of larger craft catch the wind in bellying spinnakers as they sail in nearly the opposite direction.

Artist Gerald Sargent Foster, an avid yachtsman, often depicted yacht races. He knew every rope and spar of these boats, but minimized such technical details to avoid distracting the eye from the clean geometric shapes that dominate the painting. The artist repeated and overlapped the streamlined hulls and taut sails of the boats, creating an elegant pattern silhouetted against blue sky and water. Yet the geometry is not cool and detached—every line and color speaks of the keen excitement of yacht racing. Even in the teeth of the Depression, this sport of New York's wealthy continued to be popular.1934: A New Deal for Artists exhibition label

Modern Florida

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gerritsen Bay

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thomas ap Catesby Jones

National Portrait Gallery

General Alexander Macomb

National Portrait Gallery

Columbus O'Donnell

National Portrait Gallery

Duff Green

National Portrait Gallery

Samuel Wilkeson

National Portrait Gallery

Silas Stilwell and Samuel Armstrong

National Portrait Gallery

Willis Hall

National Portrait Gallery

Charles Jackson and John Mason Williams

National Portrait Gallery

John C. Calhoun

National Portrait Gallery
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