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Barn in Snow

Accession Number
1982/2.29

Title
Barn in Snow

Artist(s)
Jean Paul Slusser

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1924-1960

Medium & Support
oil on canvas board

Dimensions
8 1/4 in x 10 3/8 in (20.96 cm x 26.35 cm);9 5/8 in x 11 3/4 in (24.45 cm x 29.85 cm)

Subject matter
In this painting, the former UM Professor Emeritus depicted a daytime winter scene in a rural area. He spent the majority of his life in Michigan so this is likely a scene of a winter day in the state. Slusser was the first director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art and also worked as an art critic for several publications. Exhibiting nationally, his often colorful paintings—that he referred to as "descriptive landscape paintings—won several awards. 

Physical Description
At the center of the painting, there is a red barn surrounded by snow covered ground. There are large trees on both sides of the barn, and a yellow house in the background. 

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
landscape

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
barns
modern and contemporary art
professors (teachers)
snow
snow (precipitation)
trees
winter

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