Walter Elmer Schofield, Mine Builders, Arizona

Date
Date unknown
Medium
Oil on panel
Credit Line
Museum purchase with funds generously provided by the Margaret E. Phillips’ Walter Elmer Schofield Legacy Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation and James M. Alterman, 2020
Dimensions
30 x 36 in.

In 1934, when he was sixty-eight years old, Schofield traveled to Arizona, seeking rugged new landscapes to paint; he was still the outdoorsman-artist he had been throughout his career. The region’s crisp atmosphere and bright light inspired a new color palette: blue and lavender shadows fall on the warm yellow terrain, invoking the dry heat of the desert. The red building stands out, a bold yet humble symbol of American industry.

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