Still Life in Interior

A work made of oil on canvas.

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Date:

1920/22

Artist:

Preston Dickinson
American, 1889–1930

About this artwork

A leading American modernist painter, Preston Dickinson was exposed to French avant-garde art while studying in Paris between 1911 and 1914. Pictures such as Still Life in Interior demonstrate his interest in the tension between representation and abstraction. Here Dickinson depicted magazines, a sake bottle, a tea canister painted with Japanese figures, and a cup and saucer. His composition employs a tilted perspective reminiscent of Paul Cézanne’s still lifes, a Cubist fracturing of space, and the bold,
complementary colors typical of American Synchromists like Stanton MacDonald-Wright. Dickinson achieved
great critical success in the 1920s but died of pneumonia at the age of 41.

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American Art

Artist

Preston Dickinson

Title

Still Life in Interior

Origin

United States

Date

1920–1922

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed upper right: P. Dickinson

Dimensions

71.1 × 50.8 cm (28 × 20 in.)

Credit Line

Through prior acquisition of the George F. Harding Collection; Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

2004.488

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