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Painting: Corn with Pumpkin
Painting: Corn with Pumpkin
Resource Typeimage
TitlePainting: Corn with Pumpkin
Coverage / Year1916
DescriptionA painting with large ears of yellow corn spilling onto a wooden floor from a wooden barrel, a wooden box and patched gunny sack also contain corn. A large shovel rests on the open box. A pumpkin sits to the left of the sack. Dimensions of painting are 36" x 48", framed dimensions are 43-1/4" x 57-1/4".
InterpretationMontgomery was famous for his realistic paintings of corn, building up the paint for individual kernels. He created large and small works, arranging different objects with the corn, even adding farm animals. Montgomery lived in Bloomington, Illinois from 1893 to 1905. Although he farmed, most of his income came from peddling his paintings of rural subjects to prosperous patrons in central and northern Illinois. He also lectured about art on the Chautauqua circuits in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. From 1906 until his death, Montgomery traveled through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and California, variously described as an itinerant philosopher, painter and lecturer. There is no indication that he had any formal training in art.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems; 25-27 Fine Arts;
Author or CreatorMontgomery, Alfred, 1857-1922
SourceDonated to the Lakeview Museum by Merle H. Glick
Subject / KeywordsPainting; Still-life; Oil on canvas; Montgomery, Alfred, 1857-1922; Corn
Collection PublisherLakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences;
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Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLVM1994.005
CONTENTdm file name6565521782002_Montgomerypaint.jpg
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