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Across the Harbor, 1908

Oil on canvas
17 × 22 in
43.2 × 55.9 cm
Permanent collection
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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Indianapolis
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Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 31.309, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual Works: Paintings

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Arthur Bowen Davies
American, 1862–1928
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Though his own paintings—idyllic pastorals inspired by Greek mythology and the Renaissance—suggest that he was immersed more in history than in his own time, Arthur Bowen Davies championed the avant-garde and was instrumental in fostering modernism in America. Aligned with the Ashcan School of painters, he was a principal organizer of the landmark 1913 Armory Show, which introduced European modernism to Americans. Davies also participated in the creation of the foremost venue for modern art: MoMA, in New York. Late in life, his allegiance to James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s principles and transcendentalist ideals found a happy medium in his minimalist landscape watercolors, made on trips to the Italian Alps.

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About the work
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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Indianapolis
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Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 31.309, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual …

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 31.309, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual Works: Paintings

Medium
Painting
Image rights
Public domain / Image provided by Indianapolis Museum of Art
Arthur Bowen Davies
American, 1862–1928
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Though his own paintings—idyllic pastorals inspired by Greek mythology and the Renaissance—suggest that he was immersed more in history than in his own time, Arthur Bowen Davies championed the avant-garde and was instrumental in fostering modernism in America. Aligned with the Ashcan School of painters, he was a principal organizer of the landmark 1913 Armory Show, which introduced European modernism to Americans. Davies also participated in the creation of the foremost venue for modern art: MoMA, in New York. Late in life, his allegiance to James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s principles and transcendentalist ideals found a happy medium in his minimalist landscape watercolors, made on trips to the Italian Alps.

Across the Harbor, 1908

Oil on canvas
17 × 22 in
43.2 × 55.9 cm
Permanent collection
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