Workers in a Field

Identifier
2007.603.1
Date Created
1916
Work Medium
Dimensions
32 in x 26 in
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Historical Context
Alten remained in Michigan for much of 1914-1919 due to the outbreak of the first World War in Europe. His wartime painting in Michigan reinforced his devotion to agrarian labor themes as well as his inclusion of a brighter color palette.
Description
Landscape scene with two men talking near the bottom of the image, there is a large green tree behind them. They are in a farm field and one man is in a horse drawn cart. Buildings in the distance on the right. Top half of image is a cloudy sky. Signed and dated in the lower right.
Credit
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon

Painting Origin

Grand Rapids