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.
Oil on canvas
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)
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Richard Mayhew (American, born 1934). 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)
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