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Dakota Hotel

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Dora Erickson, Dakota Hotel, 1933-1934, oil on canvas, Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration. Commissioned through the New Deal art projects, public domain, L34.2

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Title

Dakota Hotel

Date

1933-1934

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

35 7/8 in x 29 1/2 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature: D. Erickson, brushed, lower right

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art; Northwest Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration. Commissioned through the New Deal art projects

Accession Number

L34.2

Copyright

public domain

Terms

canvas

hotels

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

Works Progress Administration Artworks

Description

Dora Erikson’s Dakota Hotel perfectly captures the atmosphere and stillness of a starlit night on the prairie. The sparseness and simplicity of her technique is ideally matched to her raw, rural subject matter. The figures, each lost in their own thoughts, seem as peaceful as the horses that graze in the pasture. Beyond stretch what seem like limitless land and sky. Little is known about Erikson, who studied with Harry Wentz at the Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art) and also attended the Arts Students League in New York. Another of her works, Open Air Concert, can be seen at Timberline Lodge.

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