Garden Variations, Orange and Yellow

(American, 1918–2013)
Overall: 152.4 x 177.8 cm (60 x 70 in.)
Location: not on view
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As a child, O’Sickey attended Saturday classes in illustration here at the Cleveland Museum of Art.


Joseph O’Sickey’s most celebrated canvases, such as Garden Variations: Orange and Yellow, are hybrid still life and landscape subjects that he arranged and painted in his backyard. A frequent motif in this body of work is a cloth-covered table prepared for entertainment that takes center stage. Here, the table displays a bowl of fruit, vases of flowers, and bottled beverages. As this painting’s title suggests, bold color is a prominent compositional feature, creating a festive feeling appropriate for an informal outdoor gathering.
Garden Variations, Orange and Yellow

Garden Variations, Orange and Yellow


Joseph O'Sickey

(American, 1918–2013)

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