New York Roof Tops1908
Louis Eilshemius was an eccentric painter who captured the interest of the avant-garde in the early twentieth century. New York Roof Tops reflects Eilshemius’s appreciation of the visionary night scenes of Albert Pinkham Ryder, the one living American artist he admired in 1908, as well as the work of Robert Henri and John Sloan who made New York City life the subject of their work after 1900. Eilshemius’s intent, however, was not to show human activity in the city, but to depict a mood that emanates from this urban world. Read more...
- 77.47 x 65.0875 cm
- Oil on cardboard on wood panel
- This photographic reproduction is in the public domain (Wikimedia Commons)
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