In the Surf (recto)

c. 1910
Location: not on view
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During the early 1900s, modesty dictated women’s bathing suit designs featuring long, loose-fitting skirts.


Born in Cincinnati, Potthast studied in Munich and Paris before returning to the United States, where he began spending summers along the coast of New England. There he studied the carefree seaside activities of bathers and picnickers. Although he never married, he was particularly fond of painting young mothers and their children.
In the Surf (recto)

In the Surf (recto)

c. 1910

Edward H. Potthast

(American, 1857–1927)
America, 20th century

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