Portrait of Virgil Thomson  1930

by Florine Stettheimer

In the 1920s and 1930s, Florine Stettheimer painted imaginative portraits and representations of the life and world of celebrated members of the American avant-garde, including artists Marcel Duchamp and Elie Nadelman; novelist Carl van Vechten; and here the composer Virgil Thomson, who is perhaps best known for his opera [i]Four Saints in Three Acts[/i]. First staged in 1...
97.8 × 51.1 cm (38 1/2 × 20 1/8 in.)
Oil, and possibly ink, on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago