Portrait of Ralph W. Demmon

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27.25 in x 35.25 in
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Historical Context
The German-born American artist, Mathias Joseph Alten (1871-1938) is often referred to as the Dean of Michigan Painters. Working in a traditional representational style, Alten incorporated the aesthetics and techniques of the Impressionist Movement in paintings infused with light and punctuated with deft brushwork. Based in Grand Rapids, Alten created more than 3,800 works over a forty-plus-year career including landscapes, seascapes, portraits, florals, and still-lifes.
Portrait of man standing with one hand on left hip; wearing light-colored suit with red tie tucked into it.
Gift of Gloria Alten Gregory in Memory of Her Parents Ralph W. and Camelia Demmon

Painting Origin

Grand Rapids