Holidays, c. 1920

Oil on canvasexpand_more

The Julia B. Bigelow Fundexpand_more  38.33

Not on Viewexpand_more

Holidays is painted in coarse strokes of brilliant color. The landscape and figures are simplified within the patchwork of various hues, producing a patterned or decorative effect. The energetic, almost festive atmosphere is achieved through the use of rich texture, mosaic-like brushwork, and bold colors. A member of the artists' group the Eight, Maurice Prendergast regularly depicted ordinary people at leisure in the public spaces of modern life.

Artist Life
1858 - 1924
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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