Swisher, Allen Lee. Flowers

American, 1888-1960

Allen Lee Swisher

American, 1888-1960

Flowers, c.1935-1943

Oil on canvas

29 1/2” x 23 1/4”

The Brooklyn College Library Collection

In 1913, Allen Lee Swisher studied with Jean-Paul Laurens at the renowned Académie Julian in Paris, and later in New York with Harry Mills Walcott. He is known predominantly as a portrait painter.

Swisher painted this lush and abundant bouquet of wildflowers with confidence and verve. His exuberance perhaps reflects the optimism the WPA engendered in many aspiring American artists.

Federal Art Project

Living New Deal

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