Arthur Wesley Dow (Fine Arts, Faculty)
The Long Road-Argilla Road, Ipswich, ca. (1898)
Colored inks on laid paper, Sheet: 5 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. (13.7 x 21.6 cm).
BROOKLYN MUSEUM, ALFRED T. WHITE FUND, 1999.1
An early proponent of synthesizing the practices of Western and Eastern art, Dow transformed landscape painting into an exploration of the Japanese aesthetics of line, color, and notan (harmony), but his primary goal was the development of American art. In 1891, Dow wrote, "The day is dawning when America will have an art of her own, founded upon her own history and character."