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Tag: William Sommer

Landscape with Yellow Clouds

A longtime favorite across Northeast Ohio, William Sommer absorbed ideas from Cubism and other modern European art movements, adapting them to his distinctly Midwestern subject matter of farm scenes, landscapes, and portraits. Sommer painted this landscape shortly after he visited New York City for the groundbreaking Armory Show of modern art in 1913. It was there that he saw innovative works by artists like Paul C├ęzanne and Vincent van Gogh. He was especially enthralled by the work of French painter Henri Matisse, whose bold and

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