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Swift, spontaneous brushwork is used to capture a winter landscape. Two fishermen, wearing wide-brimmed straw hats and thatched grass rain capes, work their way through the heavy snow as they cross a bridge, carrying nets on their shoulders.<br />
Jiang Song
Fishermen Returning in the Evening Snow
1500 – 1532
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1976/2.139
Text: War Gardens Victorious - Every War Garden a Peace Plant - National War Garden Commission - Charles Lathrop Pack, President. Washington, D.C.
Maginel Wright Enright Barney
War Gardens Victorious - Every War Garden a Peace Plant - National War Garden Commission
1914 – 1924
Gift of Mr. Maurice F. Lyons
1954/2.35.33
There are two clumps of wheat growing next to each other. There is a signature and seal in the bottom left corner of the painting and another seal on the right side of the painting.
Nishiyama Kan'ei
Wheat
1850 – 1899
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1990/1.208
Text: War Gardens Over The Top - The Seeds of Victory Insure the Fruits of Peace - For Free Books Write to National War Garden Commission - Washington, D.C. - Chales Lathrop Pack, President - Percival S. Ridsdale, Secretary
Maginel Wright Enright Barney
War Garden Over the Top
1918 – 1919
Gift of Mr. Maurice F. Lyons
1954/2.35.34
There is a sparrow flying over a field of wheat. In the background is a partial red sun. There is a signature&nbsp;and a seal in the bottom right corner.
Nishiyama Kan'ei
Sparrow Flying over Wheat Field
1850 – 1899
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1990/1.202

Arthur Lehmann
Seaside
1939
Courtesy of the Fine Arts Collection, U.S. General Services Administration, New Deal art project
1943.78
A child ventures out into the deep snow, holding up his broad leggings which are insulated with straw. Behind him, the house wall is plastered with two messages: "Careful with fire!" and "Felecitations for the Spring Equinox".
Saitō Kiyoshi (Japanese (culture or style))
Untitled [Child with straw leggings]
1933 – 1966
Bequest of Alva Gordon Sink
1998/2.31

Paul Caponigro
Straw and Bramble, Redding, C.T., from "Color Nature Landscapes I"
1983 – 1984
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Sobel
1984/2.71.4
Text: State Council of Defense - (banner in eagle&#39;s mouth) State Sovereignty National Union - Cooperating with - The College of Agriculture, University of Illinois. The United States Department of Agriculture. The State Department of Agriculture - Illinois Seed Corn Administration - Advisory Committee - E.D. Funk, Chairman, Bloomington, Ill. H.J. Sconce, Sidell, Ill. John M. Crebs, Carmi, I--. Frank J. Frather, Williamsville, Ill. Chas. Adkins, Springfield, Ill. W.F. Handschin, University of Ill. - Seed Corn Administrator - WM. G. Eckhardt, 120 West Adams Street, Chicago, Ill. - &quot;Son! Do You Know That Your Seed Corn Will Grow?&quot; - Get Your Seed Corn Now - The seed corn situation is the worst in the history of the State. If wheat or oats fail, we can plant corn and grown a paying crop. When corn planting time comes you must have good seed, or fail. Hundreds of farmers have put away corn not a kernel of which will grow. Damp weather in October; immature corn; and early hard freezing has killed it.
John T. McCutcheon
Son! Do You Know that Seed Corn Will Grow? State Council of Defense (Illinois)
1913 – 1923
Gift of Mr. Maurice F. Lyons
1954/2.35.61
A bovine carcass lies on the ground. A man in overalls and a wide-brimmed hat stands behind it, facing the viewer and gesturing towards the deceased animal.
Bernard Steffen (American (North American))
Starvation
1939
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
1943.131

Winslow Homer
Girl (Adelaide Cole)
1879
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1955/1.104
In this line drawing, three figures are seated on the ground, in a diagonal row, making hats out of grasses. The first has a large bundle of raw materials, the second appears to be weaving them, and the third, a woman, is holding a nearly finished hat. Behind them is a large pile of hats.
Diego Rivera (Mexican)
Hat Makers
1931
Gift of Mrs. Florence L. Stol
1964/2.42
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