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Artist
Date
1964
Period
20th century
Media
Oil on canvas with wood and cardboard
Measurements
56 ½ x 60 inches
Classification
Subject Category
Group Portrait
Family life
Credit Line
Gift of Drs. Robert N. Mayer and Debra E.
Weese-Mayer Family Collection, 2019.1
Accession No
2019.1
Context
This group portrait celebrates the camaraderie of the artists who gathered in the summers along midcoast Maine shortly after the end of World War II. Photographer and filmmaker Rudy Burckhardt perches atop the house with an easel, his wife the painter Yvonne Jacquette sits with a cat in her lap, and Red’s wife, painter Mimi Gross folds herself into a rocking chair, while the red-haired artist himself is about to disappear through a doorway. Grooms called this type of work with three-dimensional elements poking out from the picture plane in a kind of stage set, a “sculptopictorama.”

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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