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"Golden Fields," Allegorical Mural Study with Laborer Embracing Wheat Sheaf

$8,500

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Painted by one of America's most important mural painters in the 1930s, this allegorical celebration of American agriculture was made by Edwin Boyd Johnson for a larger work that may never have been executed. Johnson is best known for a series of murals in Chicago; Melrose Park, East Aurora, and Tuscola, Illinois; Dickson, Tennessee; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. One of his best -- "Mural Painting" -- is now held by the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois. In this painting, Johnson shows a sun-bleached young blond man embracing a sheaf of wheat, the entire scene suffused with the golden glow of the sun and the fields. This is a multi-media work on paper, mounted on board. (Dimensions include the frame.)

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)Width: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Depth: 1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865120757232

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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