Description

    HOWARD EVERETT GILES (American 1876 - 1955)
    Arcadia, circa 1929
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 36-1/4 inches

    PROVENANCE:
    Private Collection, East Coast, United States

    EXHIBITED:
    Dolls and Richards Gallery, Boston, Exhibitition of Howard Giles Paintings, January 15 - 26, 1929, no. 14;
    Grand Central Galleries, New York, Howard Giles, 1929, cat. no. 26;
    Spanierman Gallery, LLC, New York, Art for the New Collector II: Re-Emerging American Artists, July 14 - August 30, 2003, no. 53 (p.30 color illus.)

    LITERATURE:
    Walter Gutman, "Howard Giles," Art in America 17 (May 1929), pp. 142 - 150, illustrated p. 143. Gutman discusses a painting very similar to Arcadia entitled Dawn;
    p. 147. "On looking at this one feels, I think, not a dawn, but the creation -- a static primevalism in the mountains and pasture, a dynamic in the horse and sky";
    p. 149. "If the mountains were to the same degree cooler in color as they are smaller in size than the horse, the painting would become naturalistic, and the effect would be lost. But by exciting the color of the mountains they are brought nearer to the house than perspective makes them and the magnificence we have spoken of is attained";
    Art for the New Collector II: Re-Emerging American Artists. Exh. cat. Spanierman Gallery, LLC, New York, 2003, p. 30 color illus. (no. 53).



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