George Copeland Ault
Active in the modernist art circles of New York City during the 1920s and 1930s, George Ault moved upstate to Woodstock in 1937 for health reasons. He transferred his Precisionist idiom—with its simplified geometric forms and flat planes of color—from its usual urban industrial subjects to the rural landscape. In contrast to the cool objectivity of images by his Precisionist colleagues such as Charles Sheeler and Charles Demuth, Ault’s works often resonate with melancholic emotion, evident here in the dead trees, barren field, and moody sky.
Watercolor over graphite on cream-colored, very thick, rough textured wove paper
Sheet: 15 1/4 x 21 1/8 in. (38.7 x 53.7 cm)
Frame: 24 x 30 x 1 1/2 in. (61 x 76.2 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed and dated, lower right: "G. C. Ault '38."
Gift of Mrs. George C. Ault
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George Copeland Ault (American, 1891-1948). Woodstock Landscape, 1938. Watercolor over graphite on cream-colored, very thick, rough textured wove paper, Sheet: 15 1/4 x 21 1/8 in. (38.7 x 53.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. George C. Ault, 67.132 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.132_SL1.jpg)
overall, 67.132_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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