Hudson River Day Line

Maker and role
Artist: Joan Mitchell, American, 1925-1992
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Object detail

Oil on canvas
79 x 83in (200.7 x 210.8cm)
Credit line
Museum purchase with funds from the Tobin Foundation
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Further information
Hudson River Day Line references a section of the Hudson River near the island of Manhattan, New York. Fluid, shimmering yellows and blues evoke sunlight flickering on water. Moreover, a sensation of floating, motion, and a fluid space suggest a scenic voyage.
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Seventeen American Artists + Eight Sculptors: An Exhibition from the American Pavilion, Brussels International Exhibition; 1958
Texas Collects 20th Century Art; 1963; no. 30
American Artists '76: A Celebration; 1976; no. 41
Action, Precision: The New Direction in New York, 1955-60; Paul Schimmel (b.1954); 1984; p. 39, 114-15; no. 31
Joan Mitchell; Klaus Kertess (b.1940); 1997; pl. 6
Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Pictorial Survey of the Collection; William J. Chiego; 2001; p. 197
The Paintings of Joan Mitchell; Jane Livingston (b.1944); 2002; pl. 7
Abstract Expressionism; Debra Bricker Balken; 2005; p. 66-67; fig. 46
The Illuminations; Arthur Rimbaud (French, b.1854, d.1891); 2009; cover image
Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter; Patricia Albers; 2011
American Fine Art Magazine; No. 27, May/June 2016; p. 106-109; p. 108
Time; Vol. 188 Issue 1, June 23, 2016; p. 58-59; pp. 58-59
Women of Abstract Expressionism; 2016; p.14, 132; no. 40
Artnet; Sep 17, 2016
Joan Mitchell; Katy Siegel, Sarah Roberts; 2020; p. 43-44, 345n14; pl. 15
Signature & date
Signed, l.r. : J. Mitchell


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