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, American, 1904-1956
- Medium: Oil, wood, and Masonite on Masonite
- Dates: 1941
- Dimensions: 36 1/8 x 24 in. (91.8 x 61.0 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed verso in chalk: "Gertrude Greene / 1941"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Modern Life, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 66.230
- Credit Line: Gift of Balcomb Greene
- Rights Statement: © Estate of Gertrude Greene
- Caption: Gertrude Greene (American, 1904-1956). Construction in Ochre, 1941. Oil, wood, and Masonite on Masonite, 36 1/8 x 24 in. (91.8 x 61.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Balcomb Greene, 66.230. © Estate of Gertrude Greene
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)