TurkeyCharles Culver, born Chicago, Heights, IL 1908-died Bellaire, MI 1967. Watercolor 1966 Happy Thanksgiving Americans! Here is a selection of my favorite artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s online collection. And, if you find yourself in the mood for a song or two, here’s a collection of Thanksgiving songs from Smithsonian Folkways. Depending on your taste, you may happily skip the first song and start with the second. It’s pretty great. If you make it through that, Elizabeth Cotten will reward you with a very pleasant Vastapol coming in at number three. With the artworks below, while I don’t usually include the artist’s place and date of birth and death in these collections, I think place and time are relevant for views of our collective humanity in this American Thanksgiving. Be sure to notice the artist names. There are some gems. Hope you have time to rest your greatness on this Thanksgiving. The Chap-Book. Thanksgiving No.Will H. Bradley, born Boston, MA 1868-died La Jolla, CA 1962. Lithograph 1895 Thanksgiving Still (no. 246)Werner Drewes, born Canig, Germany (now Kaniów, Poland) 1899-died Reston, VA 1985.Woodcut, 1969 The Marchbanks Calendar — NovemberHarry Cimino, born Marion, IN 1898-died Sharon, CT 1969. Woodcut 1969 TurkeyJacques Hnizdovsky, born Pylypcze, Ukraine 1915-died New York City 1985. Linocut 1962 ThanksgivingDoris Lee, born Aledo, IL 1905-died Clearwater, FL 1983. Lithograph 1942 Ohenten Kariwatekwen Thanksgiving AddressMohawk [Akwesasne (St. Regis), Hogansburg, New York]. Quilt 1990-2000 HarvestAlbert Pinkham Ryder, born New Bedford, MA 1847-died New York City 1917. Oil on canvas Luce Center LabelAlbert Pinkham Ryder never relied on sketches before he started work on a painting and instead applied large areas of color with quick, expressive strokes of the palette knife. In this unfinished painting, we can see where he changed the composition simply by painting his latest idea over previous attempts. He altered the direction of the hay cart and decided it should be pulled by oxen instead of horses. We can still see the faint outline of a horse behind the wheels, while the oxen are just blocked in with a reddish-brown wash. This painting is a rare glimpse of the early stages of Ryder’s work, before he began the painstaking process of adding layer upon layer of translucent glaze. (Broun, Albert Pinkham Ryder, 1989) Thanksgiving Day Parade when Danny Kaye was YoungJoseph Delaney, born Knoxville, TN 1904-died Knoxville, TN 1991. Oil on paperboard 1991 Bronze TurkeyAlbert Laessle, born Philadelphia, PA 1877-died Miami, FL 1954. Bronze 1911Luce Center LabelAlbert Laessle’s sculptures of insects, lizards, frogs, and snails were not always taken as seriously as the works of other animal sculptors. Laessle chose to sculpt animals because he found them to be as expressive as people. He enjoyed working with animals so much that he eventually moved his studio to a farm in the Pennsylvania countryside. Laessle gave this turkey enormous tail feathers to emphasize the bird’s proud preening in the farmyard.Luce Object Quote“. . . when you want to model an animal you must manage it . . . And when you do that you don’t know how much like people they really are.” Albert Laessle, quoted in Grafly, “Albert Laessle, Sculptor, has a persuasive way with Animals,” Christian Science Monitor, August 18, 1922 Thanksgiving Activity for the ClassroomNational Museum of the American Indian, 2015Teachers, this quick and simple corn necklace activity, using widely accessible and inexpensive materials and designed for kindergarten through 5th grade, provides an alternative to the culturally inappropriate paper feather headdress sometimes made during Native American Heritage Month. The video provides step-by-step instruction on how to make the necklace. By highlighting the cultivation of corn and other agricultural contributions made Native peoples, the activity can extend or culminate a classroom lesson and connect to social studies, science, math, or, art. Thanksgiving menu, Company 1968NMAH Archives Center Civilian Conservation Corps Collection 0930 Box 298 Folder 42 Original Menus Box 1 Thanksgiving menu, Company 1968, Bridgeland, Utah Thanksgiving DinnerArtist: Louis Lozowick, born Ludvinovka, Russia 1892-died South Orange, NJ 1973Printer: Burr Miller, active New York City late 1940sLithograph, 1938, printed 1972 Goop Joe’s Poultry Page No. 17. Thanksgiving Prize Turkey Number .Joseph Cornell, born Nyack, NY 1903-died New York City 1972Collage: type, ink, pencil, photomechanical reproductions, and engraving on paper Thanksgiving Time painting / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)Painting was possibly exhibited at Carson Pirie Scott Galleries in January 1929 per Chicago Daily Tribune, Jan. 10, 1929, pg. 31.Ufer, Walter 1876-1936. Photograph HarvestorsB. Jesus Newton, n.d. oil on canvas Thanksgiving Day–Hanging up the Musket/Thanksgiving Day–The Church Porch, from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, December 23, 1865Winslow Homer, born Boston, MA 1836-died Prout’s Neck, ME 1910 Going Home with the HarvestCarl Moon, born Wilmington, OH 1879-died San Francisco, CA 1948. oil on canvas Gathering HarvestM. M. Obin, Haitian, b. 1949. Synthetic polymer on fiberboard 1974 Harvest TimeDoris Lee, born Aledo, IL 1905-died Clearwater, FL 1983. Oil on canvas 1945 Harvest RestLéon Augustin L’hermitte, French, born Mont-Saint-Père, France 1844-died Paris, France 1925. Charcoal 1915 A Potato HarvestW. H. Martin, born 1865-died 1940. Photography-Photoprint 1910s People: Tohono O’odham (Papago)Artist/Maker: Michael M. Chiago (Mike Chiago), Tohono O’odham (Papago)/Piipaash (Maricopa)/Akimel O’odham (Pima), b. 1946. Painting/Drawing/Print 1992 Harvest SceneJules Emile Zingg, French, born Montbeliard, France 1882-died Paris, France 1942. Charcoal 1912
A Selection of American Thanksgiving Art, from the Smithsonian Collection
Happy Thanksgiving Americans! Here is a selection of my favorite artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s online collection. And, if you find yourself in the mood for a song or two, here’s a collection of Thanksgiving songs from Smithsonian Folkways. Depending on your taste, you may happily skip the first song and start with the second. It’s pretty great. If you make it through that, Elizabeth Cotten will reward you with a very pleasant Vastapol coming in at number three.
With the artworks below, while I don’t usually include the artist’s place and date of birth and death in these collections, I think place and time are relevant for views of our collective humanity in this American Thanksgiving. Be sure to notice the artist names. There are some gems.
Hope you have time to rest your greatness on this Thanksgiving.
October Creative Challenge
[image_with_animation image_url=”6592″ alignment=”” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] October Creative Challenge The last 30 day creative challenge was so delightful, I thought it might be time to do another. Today I launch the October Creative Challenge! WANNA DRAW? You can challenge yourself to do all 30 challenges, 5 a week, or whatever floats your boat. I know …
“Protest is a fundamental reason I paint. Protest against sexism, against the status quo, against what I should be doing” – Elizabeth Malaska (Oregon Arts Commission)
Hope Gangloff is an American painter living and working in New York City. Born 1974, she is one year older than me. The picture of her painting in her studio, black overalls and climbing on a ladder, my mother mistook for me in my studio, black overalls, climbing on a ladder. The patterns in these …
30SAL Challenge: Novel View
Congratulations! This is the 30th day of our 30 day challenge. Well done all of you. I posted my favorites from week 1 and week 2. I’ll post week 3 soon. Artists who completed all 30 challenges will be eligible to win special prizes, but you don’t have to have completed all 30 to participate, or to win a prize. Did you post …