Quita Brodhead, From a Peach Orchard

Quita Brodhead: From a Peach Orchard (1954) Oil on board
Title
From a Peach Orchard
Date
1954
Medium
Oil on board
Credit Line
Gift of Bill Scott, 2011
Dimensions
20" x  24"

In From A Peach Orchard, Quita Brodhead abstractly suggests the open landscape of an orchard and applies bright color against a sea of gray. Referring to the teachings of her mentor Arthur B. Carles, Brodhead said, "color was not just a filler, it became the forms that lived and breathed in space." Brodhead first studied with Carles in his 1922 Costume Sketch class at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and then worked with him privately. They enjoyed a close relationship until Carles's death in 1952.

 

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