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Painting: Prairie Landscape
Painting: Prairie Landscape
Resource Typeimage
TitlePainting: Prairie Landscape
Coverage / Yearc. 1910; Illinois
DescriptionA painting of flat fields under a blue sky with large white clouds, three large haystacks by a tall tree in the center and trees along the distant horizon. Sight dimensions are 31-1/4" x 39-1/4"; framed dimensions are 35-1/2" x 43".
InterpretationPeyraud began a career as an architect after studying art and architecture in Switzerland and art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He moved to New York in 1881 and to Chicago by 1885. He exhibited landscape paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago as early as 1889. He quickly absorbed the loose brushstrokes and light colors of the French Impressionist artists, who were very popular with Chicago collectors at the time. He painted outdoors, and similar to the famous Claude Monet, Peyraud depicted the changing qualities of the atmosphere. His sweeping, vibrant skies immediately attracted the attention of the public and the admiration of his colleagues. By the 1930s he enjoyed the undisputed reputation as the "Dean of Chicago Landscape Artists". Subsequent generations of Midwestern artists have adopted a similar emphasis on the sky in their paintings, reflecting the vast vistas and flat landscape of the region.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems; 25-27 Fine Arts;
Author or CreatorPeyroad, Frank, 1858-1948
SourceDonated to the Lakeview Museum by Mr. and Mrs. John C. Harris
Subject / KeywordsPainting; Landscape; Peyraud, Frank, 1958-1948; Oil on canvas
Collection PublisherLakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource IdentifierLVM1995.011
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