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The Sea I

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Arthur Garfield Dove was among the earliest American artists to experiment with abstraction. During a 1908-9 trip to France, he adopted a vibrant but still realistic style influenced by the Fauves. About 1910, he turned in a different direction and made a series of completely...

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Inscription

Reverse, on backing board: Sea I./1925/Dove.

Provenance

The artist; with Downtown Gallery, New York; to William H. Lane Foundation, 1956; to MFA, 1990, gift of the William H. Lane Foundation.

Credit Line

Gift of the William H. Lane Foundation

Copyright

© Estate of Arthur G. Dove

1925

Dimensions

33.65 x 53.97 cm (13 1/4 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1990.404

Medium or Technique

Collage (gauze, sand and paper) on metal

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Collages