Accession Number


Donald Thrall

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
watercolor on paper

22 in x 29 1/8 in (55.9 cm x 74 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
In this painting the brushstrokes and blending of red and blue with an overlay of black paint is highly expressionistic, perhaps indicating an inspiration of the Abstract Expressionists, active at this time. Donald Thrall attended college in Michigan and lived in Detroit, Spain, and New York City. In 1955 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Fine Arts.

Physical Description
This abstract painting is a crowded design of red, blue, and black paint. The black lines function like leading in a stained glass window, creating structure for the red and blue paint beneath. 

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Abstract (fine arts style)
American (North American)
lines (artistic concept)
modern and contemporary art
watercolor (paint)

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