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Richard Mayhew

Contemporary Art

In the early 1950s, Richard Mayhew moved to New York City, where he joined the Abstract Expressionists, a group of artists who emphasized emotion and spontaneous, dynamic painting. He was also influenced by the French Impressionists, whose works he had seen during a European sojourn from 1959 to 1962. This blurry composition is less a realistic landscape than a psychological one. Throughout his participation in Spiral, Mayhew remained committed to depicting landscapes, such as Pastoral.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES ca. 1963
DIMENSIONS 49 1/2 x 61 1/2in. (125.7 x 156.2cm) frame: 51 1/2 × 63 1/8 × 2 1/2 in. (130.8 × 160.3 × 6.4 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed: "Mayhew"
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Segal
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Richard Mayhew (American, born 1924). Pastoral, ca. 1963. Oil on canvas, 49 1/2 x 61 1/2in. (125.7 x 156.2cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin E. Segal, 1991.211.2. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.211.2_transpc002.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1991.211.2_transpc002.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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