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Two Girls in Front of Birch Trees

Artist
Paula Modersohn-Becker, German, 1876–1907
Date
c.1905
Material
Oil on cardboard
Made in
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 214
Dimensions
21 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. (55.2 x 35.2 cm)
framed: 28 7/8 x 21 3/16 x 2 3/4 in. (73.3 x 53.8 x 7 cm)
Credit Line
Bequest of Morton D. May
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
914:1983
NOTES
Two girls with striking green eyes stand within a wooded area. Paula Modersohn-Becker developed a deliberately straightforward style of flat color and strong outlines that reflects her awareness of avant-garde French painters. Modersohn-Becker was a prominent figure within a rural colony of artists at Worpswede in northern Germany, and produced work with a deep sympathy for the local peasantry. She died young in childbirth.
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