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Joseph Koch

Circus Day

(Glen Line, Pennsylvania, 1907 - 2012, Wadsworth, Ohio)

c. 1948

Oil on fiberboard

27 1/2 x 32 5/8 in. (69.9 x 82.8 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Museum Acquisition Fund

1948.171

More Information

Joseph Koch’s composition is filled with movement, from the man wrenching the fire hydrant to the flags fluttering in the background. The repetition of yellow and red elements creates visual unity. Koch balances realism, in the actions of the figures, with stylization, and in the lack of detail in their faces.

Marks

signed in LR: "JoKo"

Keywords
Laborer
Children
Trucks
Painting
Circus
American