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Pine Tree

Pine Tree

(American, 1880–1946)
Framed: 90.2 x 116.8 x 5.7 cm (35 1/2 x 46 x 2 1/4 in.); Unframed: 76.4 x 101.6 cm (30 1/16 x 40 in.)

Did You Know?

Dove loved nature, preferring to live on houseboats rather than in the heart of the city.


Arthur Dove’s love of nature deeply informed his work. As evident in Pine Tree, he rendered his subjects through abstracted form, rather than literal description. Here, the artist reconfigured the tree’s gnarled branches as rhythmically undulating shapes, and transformed its spiky needles into playfully jagged outlines. Most dramatically, three male pine cones, laden with pollen, appear as flame-like bursts.
  • 1992-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
    (Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    Patricia Baum, New York, NY, consigned to the Terry Dintenfass Gallery
    Nathaly Baum [1914-1986], Washington, D.C., by inheritance to her daughter, Patricia Baum
    (An American Place, New York, NY)
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    American Place (Gallery). Arthur G. Dove Exhibition. New York: An American Place, 1932. <,19337>.
    Balken, Deborah Bricker. Arthur Dove: A Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings and Things. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2021. Mentioned P. 176 and 331. Illustrated P. 176.
    Jewell, Edward Alden. "Dove's New Work Shown." The New York Times, March 18, 1932. Mentioned: p. 24
    "An Artist's Coming of Age: Arthur G. Dove Exhibit Shows Artistic Advance." The Springfield Sunday Union and Republican, March 20, 1932. Mentioned: p. E6
    Morgan, Ann Lee. Arthur Dove: Life and Work with a Catalogue Raisonné. Newark: University of Delaware, 1984. Mentioned: p. 195
    Chong, Alan. European & American Painting in The Cleveland Museum of Art: A Summary Catalogue. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1993. Reproduced: p. 66
    Turner, Evan. "The Year in Review for 1992." The Bulletin of The Cleveland Museum of Art 80, no. 2(February, 1993). Reproduced: p. 42, no. 33; Mentioned: p. 42, 66
    "1993 Annual Report." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 81, no. 6 (1994): 143-218. Mentioned: p. 155
    Updike, John. Still Looking: Essays on American Art. New York: Knopf, 2005. Mentioned: p. 163
    McDonald, Gerry. "A Tribute." In Silver Apples of the Moon, edited by Neal Chandler. Shaker Heights, OH: Shaker Heights Public Library, 2006. Mentioned: p. 42; Reproduced: p. 43
    Adams, Henry. What's American about American Art? A Gallery Tour in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, 2008. Mentioned: p. 12, 126; Reproduced: p. 126-27.
    Hinson, Tom. "The Hinson Perspective." Cleveland Art 51, no. 4 (July/August, 2011) Mentioned: p. 23
    Balken, Debra Bricker, William C. Agee, and Elizabeth Hutton Turner. Arthur Dove: A Retrospective. Andover, MA: Addison Gallery of American Art, 1997. Mentioned: p. 4, 29; Reproduced: cover/jacket, p. 91, no. 56
    Chassey, Eric de. Made in USA : l’art américain, 1908-1947. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2002. Reproduced: p. 153
  • Made in U.S.A., l'art américain, 1908-1943, entre nationalisme et internationalisme [FRAME]. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, F-33000 Bordeaux, France (organizer) (October 5-December 31, 2001); Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Rennes, France (January 17-March 31, 2002); Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France (April 10-June 25, 2002).
    Arthur Dove: A Retrospective Exhibition. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (organizer) (September 20, 1997-January 4, 1998); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (January 15-April 12, 1998); Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA (April 24-July 14, 1998); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (August 2-October 4, 1998).
    Selected Acquisitions. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 9-April 11, 1993).
    New York, An American Place, Arthur G. Dove Exhibition (14 March-9 April 1932), see photocopies of handwritten catalogue, listed there as no. 1.
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