The White Horse

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1929

Artist:

Herman Menzel
American, 1904–1988

About this artwork

Chicago artist Herman Menzel drew inspiration from the everyday subjects around him, from city dwellers and industrial scenes to fishermen and rural landscapes. In The White Horse, he employed undulating forms and flat areas of color, with a stylized tree silhouetted against an expansive red mountain and a churning sky of blue and violet. Here, the artist combined his observations of a horse from an Illinois farm with those of a visit in 1929 to the mountainous terrain of Woodstock, New York. Menzel’s resulting composition is expressive and moody, quiet and romantic.

On View

American Art, Gallery 178

Artist

Herman Menzel

Title

The White Horse

Origin

United States

Date

1929

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

47.6 × 53.3 cm (18 × 21 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Willa Hamm Menzel and Sewall H. Menzel

Reference Number

1992.648

Extended information about this artwork

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