Mary Fairchild Low (1858-1946)

  • Mary Fairchild Low Battleships on Hudson Framed
  • MARY FAIRCHILD LOW (1858-1946)
  • Battleships on the Hudson River, 1919
  • Oil on canvas
  • 22 x 29 inches
  • Signed and dated 1919, lower right

Battleships on the Hudson River is primed as a mid-career, tonal work with a hazy atmosphere and constrained palette. Painted in 1919, the scene depicts the United States fleet on the Hudson River at the close of World War I. The even spacing of anchored battleships and the precision of their ominous forms creates an eerie juxtaposition of hard lines against the fluidity of the landscape. Low's engagement here with a vision of national defense is unusual in her oeuvre, indicating an interest in historic subjects and wartime advancements alongside the natural forms typically favored by her Impressionist counterparts.

  • Mary Fairchild Low Battleships on Hudson Unframed

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