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Untitled (Lettuce Pickers)

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Henrietta Shore, American, (1880–1963)

Untitled (Lettuce Pickers)

Oil on canvas
42 x 40.25 in. (106.68 x 102.235 cm)
Loan from the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, WPA Federal Art Project, 1935-1942
Accession Number: L.2018.001.005

Henrietta Shore's style varied, but she is most often referred to as a Modernist. At the age of 40, in 1920, she spent time in NYC where she would have seen the work of other modernists such as Arthur Dove, Charles Demuth and Georgia O'Keeffe. From that time on her paintings became distinctly more simplified flattened narratives. In 1936, when the WPA was paying artists to create public works, Shore was commissioned to paint, among other subjects, the workers of the agricultural industry in Central California. This untitled painting would have been part of that series. Note how the workers and the lettuce plants consist of generalized repeated patterns, set against the simplified sculpted hills beyond. Her close friend photographer Edward Weston said of her work, When Shore paints a flower she IS that flower.

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