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American Art in the 1930s and 1940s

Sat Jul 30 2011 – Sun Aug 26 2012

Seattle Art Museum

Third Floor Galleries

This installation showcases some of the great works from the Seattle Art Museum’s permanent collection of paintings by Mark Tobey, Morris Graves and Emilio Amero, and includes examples from the recent bequest of Marshall Hatch. It features early work by these artists, from the 1930s and 1940s, offering a glimpse of the creative forces that made the Seattle art scene so distinctive in these years.

–Patricia Junker, The Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art

Millennium Light, 1933–34, Morris Graves, American, born Fox Valley, Oregon, 1910, died Loleta, California, 2001, oil on canvas, 39 x 39.5 in., Seattle Art Museum, Gift of the Marshall and Helen Hatch Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, 2009.52.98, © Estate of Morris Graves