Harry Leith-Ross, The Fair

Harry Leith-Ross: The Fair (Undated) Oil on masonite
Title
The Fair
Date
Undated
Medium
Oil on masonite
Credit Line
Museum Purchase, 1958
Dimensions
15 ½" x 34"

A expressive night scene is shown with a dark green sky that consumes the upper half of the work. Brilliant lights below outline bring a ferris wheel out of darkness and illuminate a building side. Small figures in the foreground approach the entrance, passing the silhouettes of automobiles. To the far right drifts a crescent moon.  Lieth Ross’ The Fair evokes a nostalgic, warm and eerie piece all in one work.

 

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