Alexander H. Wyant

(Evans Creek, Ohio, 1836 - 1892, New York, United States)

Evening Landscape

c. 1892

Oil on fabric

9 1/2 x 15 5/8 in. (24.1 x 39.6 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw


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Ohio-born Wyant achieved great fame in the 1870s and 1880s with his panoramic views of the hills and valleys of the northeastern United States. This more intimate, expressionistic work, probably painted in the last year of Wyant's life, may be a pointed meditation on life and death. In addition to the symbolism of the setting sun, the tree in full bloom to the left creates a poignant contrast with the barren tree to the right.

Evening dusk
Oil painting