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Seated Nude and a Foot, probably 1920

Black and white chalk fixed with water bath on brown laid paper
13 3/16 × 12 1/2 in
33.5 × 31.8 cm
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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
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overall (approximate): 33.5 x 31.7 cm (13 3/16 x 12 1/2 in.)
overall (approximate): 33.5 x 31.7 cm (13 3/16 x 12 1/2 in.)
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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
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
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overall (approximate): 33.5 x 31.7 cm (13 3/16 x 12 1/2 in.)
overall (approximate): 33.5 x 31.7 cm (13 3/16 x 12 1/2 in.)
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Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
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.

Seated Nude and a Foot, probably 1920

Black and white chalk fixed with water bath on brown laid paper
13 3/16 × 12 1/2 in
33.5 × 31.8 cm
Permanent collection
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