The Old House
Jerome Myers's art is classified as Realism since he focused on the urban poor for his subject matter. Unlike many of his contemporaries, however, he refrained from making obvious political or social statements in his art and instead simply appreciated the visual excitement of New York s teeming streets. Myers wrote, "Curiously enough, my contemplation of these humble lives opened to me the doors of fancy. The factory clothes, the anxious faces disappeared
Oil on canvas
24 7/8 x 29 15/16 in. (63.2 x 76 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "Jerome Myers. / NY 1915"
John B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Jerome Myers (American, 1867-1940). The Old House, ca. 1908-1915. Oil on canvas, 24 7/8 x 29 15/16 in. (63.2 x 76 cm). Brooklyn Museum, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 18.26. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 18.26_transp3352.jpg)
overall, 18.26_transp3352.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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