Picnic at Macatawa

Identifier
1998.580.1
Date Created
1904
Work Medium
Dimensions
40 in x 30 in
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Historical Context
This is an autobiographical account of Alten's family enjoying a picnic in the dunes by Lake Macatawa at Holland, Michigan. The emphasis is on creating a harmonious relationship between man and nature as well as displaying the vitality and freedom of the subjects and their interactions.
Description
Gathering in a clearing in the woods with picnic tables. A man stands with two girls in the foreground.
Credit
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon

Painting Origin

[2477872] Macatawa, Lake, Ottawa, Michigan (lakes (bodies of water)), Holland