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David Park (US 1911-1960), Beach Profile, o/c, 1953. Park reoriented a traditional beach scene 90º, upending the normal orientation of sea and sand. This spatial distortion eliminates horizon and sky, reinforcing the dramatic contrast in scale between the landscape and the profile. While the distance seems great, the shadow cast by the small figure touches the observer, suggesting a connection. The ambiguous relationship between the figures and the truncated space create a sense of mystery.

David Park (US 1911-1960), Beach Profile, o/c, 1953. Park reoriented a traditional beach scene 90º, upending the normal orientation of sea and sand. This spatial distortion eliminates horizon and sky, reinforcing the dramatic contrast in scale between the landscape and the profile. While the distance seems great, the shadow cast by the small figure touches the observer, suggesting a connection. The ambiguous relationship between the figures and the truncated space create a sense of mystery.

Theodore Roszak (1907-1981) - Artists - Michael Rosenfeld Art

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Still Life with Chair, n.d., Lena Gurr, color woodcut with hand coloring on paper, 11 1/2 x 13 1/8 in. (29.2 x 33.3 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lena Gurr (American, 1897 - Still Life with Chair, n. Woodcut with hand coloring on paper. Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.

Summer Vegetables, 1930, Howard Cook, aquatint and etching on paper, 9 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. (23.1 x 25.8 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Barbara Latham

Summer Vegetables by Howard Cook. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

Caloo! Calay!, from the Wellfleet series, 1952, Peggy Bacon, drypoint on paper, 7 1/4 x 7 in. (18.3 x 17.8 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Frank McClure

, from the Wellfleet series by Peggy Bacon. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

On the Beach below the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France, 1898, Cass Gilbert, watercolor and pencil on paper, 11 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. (30.0 x 46.3 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Emily Finch Gilbert through Julia Post Bastedo, executor

1898 / On the Beach below the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France by Cass Gilbert / American Art

A Summer Girl, 1905, Helen Hyde, color woodcut on paper, 7 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. (18.5 x 6.0 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Hyde Gillette in memory of Mabel Hyde Gillette and Edwin Fraser Gillette

A Summer Girl by Helen Hyde. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

(Summer Scene), ca. 1920, William Henry Holmes, watercolor, 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (12.1 x 29.0 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase

(Summer Scene) by William Henry Holmes. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

A Morning in Summer, 1922, Leonard Ochtman, oil on canvas, 35 7/8 x 51 7/8 in. (91.1 x 131.8 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Henry Ward Ranger through the National Academy of Design

A Morning in Summer by Leonard Ochtman. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

Untitled (postcard), n.d., Unidentified, cyanotype, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (14.0 x 8.9 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Richard and Andrea Kremer

Untitled (postcard) by Unidentified. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

Paletas, n.d., Prentiss Taylor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Irina A. Reed

Paletas, n., Prentiss Taylor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Irina A.

Howard Chandler Christy - Seascape

Untitled (Seascape) by Howard Chandler Christy. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

Bob Cratchitt's Wife with Toys (illustration from Dickens' A Christmas Carol), n.d., Everett Shinn, ink on paper and board, 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (26.7 x 31.8 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Fred D. Bentley, Sr., 2004.33.11

Bob Cratchitt's Wife with Toys (illustration from Dickens' A Christmas Carol) by Everett Shinn. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

Dead End Beach, ca. 1940-1945, Elizabeth Olds, screenprint on paper, 12 7/8 x 18 7/8 in. (32.7 x 47.9 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Dead End Beach by Elizabeth Olds. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

Cape Cod, Sand Dune, 1894, Herman Hartwich, oil on canvas, 13 1/2 x 21 3/8 in. (34.2 x 54.2 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Emily Dorothy Ammann

Cape Cod, Sand Dune by Herman Hartwich. Search the Smithsonian American Art museum collection, one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art made in the United States.

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