Construction in Ochre
Is this a painting, a sculpture, or both? Gertrude Greene is credited with having been the first American artist to create completely abstract wood reliefs like this one. She was a founder (in 1936) of the American Abstract Artists, an organization that promoted the work of American artists who felt that their art was overshadowed by their more famous European contemporaries.
- Artist: Gertrude Greene
- Medium: Oil, wood, and Masonite on Masonite
- Dates: 1941
- Dimensions: 36 1/8 x 24in. (91.8 x 61cm)
frame: 40 5/8 x 28 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (103.2 x 72.4 x 4.4 cm)
- Signature: Signed verso in chalk: "Gertrude Greene / 1941"
- Collection: American Art
- Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 4H, SCR 07A
- Accession Number: 66.230
- Image: 66.230_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 0,