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Untitled (Tree)

Accession Number
2009/1.541

Title
Untitled (Tree)

Artist(s)
Jean Paul Slusser

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
20th century

Medium & Support
watercolor on paper

Dimensions
34 1/4 in x 28 3/8 in x 1 5/16 in (87 cm x 72.07 cm x 3.33 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Rev. Edward and Jan Slusser

Subject matter
This is an outdoor scene showing the fluid outline of a tree trunk and branches contrasted against the angularity of buildings behind it. Jean Paul Slusser was a professor of drawing and painting at the University of Michigan and was appointed the first director of the Museum of Art in 1946.

Physical Description
This is a watercolor painting in a vertical format painted in tones of blue and green. It shows a large tree, with a black trunk and branches and without any leaves, in front of two houses. The sky is painted in a bright blue.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
landscape

Rights
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Keywords
houses
trees
watercolors (paintings)

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