fbpx
back bounded-next cafe calendar-large calendar cart close coat-check collapse donate download elevators expand explore filter grid-view hamburger heart hours join link list-view location mail more next nursing-room phone print programs ramp restrooms right-arrow search share shop thumbs-down thumbs-up tickets up toilet heart-filled zoom Skip to Content

Old Farmhouse in Beauce Valley

American Art

Search and Share Tools

Old Farmhouse in Beauce Valley

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Hale Woodruff
American, 1900–1980

Date

1928

Medium

Oil on canvas

Accession #

2003.93

Dimensions

Please contact the Museum for more information.

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Seeking a more racially tolerant environment in which to develop his creative talents, African American painter Hale Woodruff moved to France in 1927. There, he attended art classes, visited museums, and engaged in the vibrant expatriate community of avant-garde painters.

Woodruff’s compositional rhythm and tactile use of color in Old Farmhouse in Beauce Valley bring a monumentality to the humble subject that recalls the landscapes of the French modernists Cézanne, Braque, and Picasso—influential models for many American artists of the time.

Credit

High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Purchase with funds from Joan N. Whitcomb, Sandra and Lloyd Baccus, George L. Howell and Mtamanika Youngblood, Arthur J. Clement, Karol Mason, Veronica and Franklin Biggins, Kathleen Clement, Dr. and Mrs. Louis W. Sullivan, Catherine Ross and Danny Boston, and Jay and Arthur Richardson, 2003.93

Image Copyright

© Estate of Hale Woodruff/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York