May 31, 2007

Garden Scene with Umbrella

Garden Scene with Umbrella

c. 1965

Joseph O'Sickey

(American, 1918–2013)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 103.5 x 82.2 x 3.5 cm (40 3/4 x 32 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.); Overall: 101.5 x 80.6 cm (39 15/16 x 31 3/4 in.)

Bequest of Shuree Abrams 2007.168

Did you know?

As a child, O’Sickey attended Saturday classes in illustration here at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Description

A former professor at Kent State University, O'Sickey maintained a prolific career spanning more than seven decades. Among his most recognizable works are the garden and landscape subjects that helped solidify his artistic reputation during the mid-1960s. Full of radiant color often applied with mosaic-like dabs of pigment, these compositions are further enlivened by patches of bare canvas.

See also
Department: 
Contemporary Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting
Medium: 
Oil on canvas

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