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Munich Landscape

American Art
Munich Landscape

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Joseph Frank Currier
American, 1843–1909

Date

undated

Medium

Oil on paper laid down on canvas

Accession #

2015.179

Dimensions

25 3/8 x 54 15/16 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 3, Gallery 304

Description


One art critic wrote of Frank Currier, known for his progressive if controversial painting style: “His influence … can hardly be overrated.” Currier spent a few years in the artists’ colony of Polling outside Munich.

In this landscape, Currier’s dashing brushwork creates swirls of color, while he leaves parts of the surface unfinished. For the many American painters who gathered at Polling, Currier’s bold approach rivaled the extraordinary and shocking advances of contemporary Impressionists working in France.

Credit

Gift of Mrs. Robert Schoelkopf, Jr.