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Ann Arbor, Home of the University of Michigan

Accession Number
1956/1.91

Title
Ann Arbor, Home of the University of Michigan

Artist(s)
Carlos Lopez

Object Creation Date
1947

Medium & Support
gouache on paper

Dimensions
23 11/16 in x 32 13/16 in (60.2 cm x 83.3 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the J.L. Hudson Company

Subject matter
Lopez began teaching at the University of Michigan School of Art in 1945 at which point he moved to Ann Arbor. This painting shows an Ann Arbor residential area on the northern outskirts in 1947, looking southernly towards the universtiy and downtown area. The artist wrote on the back of the painting Sprint Street and Sunset Road, denoting the location of the perspective. Popular landmarks can be scene in the background such as the Burton Memorial Bell Tower and the University of Michigan Hospital. The painting was done for a collection called, "Michigan on Canvas," a group of 95 paintings and sketches from 10 American artists that highlighted different areas in the state. The collection was commissioned by the J.L. Hudson Company in 1947. 

Lopez was an influential artist who was born in Cuba to Spanish parents and lived in Michigan for most of his life. He did many public murals and works of art in the 1930s and 1940s.

Physical Description
This landscape of a town has trees and a few figures in the foreground, homes in the midground, and the skyline of a small city in the background.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
landscape

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
Ann Arbor
Atmospheric effects
Cityscapes
Family
Figures
Michigan
buildings
city
clouds
college towns
houses
landscapes (representations)
modern and contemporary art
skylines
standing
tower
trees

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