The Red Island


Dow, Arthur Wesley, The Red Island
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Dow, Arthur Wesley
American (1857-1922)
Place made: 
North America; United States; Massachusetts; Ipswich
The Red Island, ca. 1907
Oil on canvas
Frame: 31 1/2 in x 41 3/4 in x 3 in; 80 cm x 106 cm x 7.6 cm; Stretcher: 25 5/8 in x 35 5/8 in; 65.1 cm x 90.5 cm
Purchase with funds from the Class of 1885
MH 1910.30.I(b).PI

Influenced by design elements in Japanese art, Dow fused them with Paul Gauguin’s vivid post-impressionist color. He was important as a painter and a teacher who influenced a new generation of modern American artists, among them Georgia O’Keefe.