Landscape with Stream
15 in x 12 in x ;24" x 20.25"
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Rural landscapes were a common theme throughout Alten’s career, and this is one of the few known works he created in pastel. This particular medium is difficult to master because the chalky composition requires a skilled hand. Alten shows talent in the delicate blending needed to create the subtle highlights on the river, resisting the element of chalkiness that could make it look foggy instead of defined.
A group of trees on the left center, A stream coming down the center, fluffy clouds on the top right
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon