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The Umbrian Valley, Italy

The Umbrian Valley, Italy

1914

Frederick Gottwald

(American, 1860-1941)

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 72.8 x 60.4 cm (28 11/16 x 23 3/4 in.)

Gift of Mrs. John Huntington 1915.88

Description

Munich-trained Gottwald taught for more than four decades at the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art, and was the most influential figure in the city’s burgeoning artistic development. During the years leading up to World War I, he spent summers in Italy, where he created this work, the first painting by a living artist acquired by the museum.

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