Red Roses in a Glass Vase Table

Date Created
c 1933
14 in x 17 in x ;23" x 25"
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Historical Context
The 1930s found Alten in a second story studio above Peck’s Drug Store in the heart of a bustling Grand Rapids along Division Avenue. An aging Alten traveled less and, as a result, had fewer opportunities to paint new landscapes. Instead, the timeline of his paintings shows a reach back to his years as an artist in training, as he returned to painting floral still-lifes within his studio so he would still have something to paint.
Red roses in glass vase sitting on a white table against a gray background.
Gift of Fred and Margaret Laskowski, in memory of Sally Bilski

Painting Origin

Grand Rapids