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Abstract of Flowers
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Abstract of Flowers

Arthur Beecher Carles, American, 1882 - 1952

Made in United States, North and Central America

c. 1922

Oil on canvas

21 1/4 × 25 1/2 inches (54 × 64.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White Collection, 1967

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As an influential teacher, Arthur B. Carles orchestrated a modernist turn in Philadelphia still life. While his expressive use of color pushes this painting in the direction of pure abstraction, Carles maintains the recognizable and traditional still-life motif of blooming flowers.