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Sand Dune, Neah-kah-nie

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Henry Frederick Wentz, Sand Dune, Neah-kah-nie, 1914, oil on canvas board, Gift of a group headed by Mrs. H. C. Wortman: George Good, John J. Edwards, Mary Frances Isom, the Art Class, Mrs. Theresa Jackson, Albert E. Doyle, T. L. Eliot, H. C. Wortman, Henrietta H. Failing, Anna B. Crocker, the Architectural Class, Elizabeth Cadwell, public domain, 15.5

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Title

Sand Dune, Neah-kah-nie

Artist

Henry Frederick Wentz (American, 1876-1965)

Date

1914

Medium

oil on canvas board

Dimensions (H x W x D)

11 in x 16 1/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature; date: Wentz '14, brushed, lower right

Collection Area

American Art; Northwest Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of a group headed by Mrs. H. C. Wortman: George Good, John J. Edwards, Mary Frances Isom, the Art Class, Mrs. Theresa Jackson, Albert E. Doyle, T. L. Eliot, H. C. Wortman, Henrietta H. Failing, Anna B. Crocker, the Architectural Class, Elizabeth Cadwell

Accession Number

15.5

Copyright

public domain

Terms

canvas

dunes

Gifts from the Failing Family

landscapes

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

Picturing Oregon

Related Places

Depicts: Oregon

Depicts: Neahkahnie Beach

Location

Belluschi Building

Hoffman Wing

1st Floor

Collins Gallery

Description

His studies with the impressionist artist Frank Vincent DuMond are evident in the lyricism of Harry Wentz’s watercolors and oil paintings. The gifted teacher Arthur Wesley Dow, whose lessons in composition relied on avant-garde European art, as well as Asian paintings and prints, also influenced Wentz.

Wentz, who joined the staff of the Museum Art School in 1910, was one of its most innovative teachers, remembered for his integrity and sensitivity, as well as his artistic gifts. Sand Dunes, Neah-kah-nie was painted near the artist’s cottage on the coast. In 1914, a reviewer noted that the painting "combines charm of color with quiet vigor and a steadfast truth to the large aspects of nature."

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