Image: Landscape with Yellow Clouds
(Detroit, Michigan, 1867 - 1949, Northfield Center, Ohio)

Landscape with Yellow Clouds , c. 1915

Oil on composition board
24 in. x 30 in. (60.96 cm x 76.2 cm)
Purchased, by exchange, with funds from Mr. and Mrs. William J. Laub, Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Reed II and Mr. J. Frederick Seiberling  
Sommer painted this landscape, which may be his best early work, shortly after he visited the famed Armory Show of modern art (either in New York or Chicago) in 1913.  There he saw works by French Fauve painters such as Henri Matisse.  Thrilled by the Fauves’ use of bright color and free application of paint, Sommer began to render his own landscapes with large areas of brilliant color and rounded, simplified forms.
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