Detail View

Mohawk Hills
Date: 1974
Culture: African-American, AMERICAN
Dimensions: canvas: 44 x 48 in. (111.8 x 121.9 cm) frame: 52 5/16 x 48 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (132.9 x 122.6 x 3.8 cm)
Medium: oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of the National Endowment for the Arts and Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Gilmore
Label Text: The artist said of his work, "Many of my so-called landscapes are very abstract because they are very free-form; I am involved with the spiritual feeling of space. Just to work with figures would be very limiting because that would identify a particular place or situation. The paintings look like landscapes but that is not necessarily my preoccupation in painting.' His consistent investigation of abstraction within landscape has been a feature of his work since the mid-1960s, when he received critical acclaim and was a member of the Spiral Group. His works are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art (where he had his first solo exhibition in 1950) and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Object Number: 1973/4.79
Currently not on view