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



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.)


  • 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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