Upright Pines

Date Created
ca. 1915
Work Medium
24" x 30" x ;37.75" x 32"
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Historical Context
By the 1900s, roughly one billion Michigan trees had been cut down. The deforestation, fires, and pollution caused by the logging industry had an extremely damaging effect on Michigan’s ecosystem. The environmental crises left in the wake of the logging industry led to the creation of the Department of Conservation, tasked with the preservation of what remained of the Michigan forests, in 1920.
Oil on canvas painting of an area with tall trees and grass. Sky is multiple shades of blues.
Gift of Anita M. Gilleo

Painting Origin

Grand Rapids