July 1, 2017

 In MOA Artwork of the Week


W. L. Metcalf (After), Woman in Yellow Dress: Sketch, 1892, reproductive print, 12 x 9 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate, 1959.

American artist Willard Leroy Metcalf was born on this day in 1858. Metcalf studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and then moved to Paris to study at the Académie Julian. Following his travels around Europe, Metcalf returned to the United States, working as an art instructor and as part of several important groups of artists, including the Cornish Art Colony in the 1910s.

The artwork of the day, which was done after a piece by Metcalf, shows a well-to-do woman who would have been in the same circles in which Metcalf himself socialized.

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