This work is on view.
oil on canvas
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
20 in x 24 in
- Inscriptions & Markings
signature: John Sloan, brushed, lower left
- Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary Art; American Art
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Museum Purchase: Helen Thurston Ayer Fund
- Accession Number
© 1916 Estate of John Sloan
John Sloan is best known for his often somber scenes of early twentieth-century urban America. By the mid-1910s he had begun to adopt a brighter palette and to work directly from the subject rather than from his sketches and memories. From 1914–1918 he spent four summers in Gloucester, Massachusetts, working constantly from direct observation. In Guinea Boats, Sloan emphasized the large, geometric forms of the boats and warehouses. Although it appears spontaneous, the painting's composition and brushstrokes were carefully plotted and the color palette studiously limited.
1980 The Phillips Taste in Portland Portland Art Museum