Wild West

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Santa Fe was a pilgrimage spot for many Chicago artists in the 1920s, and Emil Armin made his first trip there in 1928. He was so taken with the vibrant landscape and exotic culture that he made twenty paintings during his first two-month stay. Armin painted Wild West on his second visit during the summer of 1929, imitating the furious brushwork of European expressionist painters. Armin’s colors and shapes might look improbable, but his canvas captures the black shadows and electric energy of a sudden storm in the Sangre de Cristos.
Topic
Figure group\male
Western
Animal\horse
Architecture Exterior
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Artist
Emil Armin, born Radautz, Austria-Hungary 1883-died Chicago, IL 1971
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Hilda D. Armin
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
18 1/8 x 21 in. (46.1 x 53.3 cm.)
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1929
Type
Painting
Object number
1973.141.2