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In the Canyon

Alfred Richard Mitchell, American, (June 18, 1888–November 9, 1972)

Creation date: date unknown
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Bequest of Maurice and Jacqueline Watson
Accession Number: 2010.33
Dimensions: 24 in. x 30 in. (60.96 cm x 76.2 cm)
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Of Sea and Sand
April, 2021

Mitchell created evocative views of the geography of San Diego using stark contrasts of dark and light as well as captured subtle nuances of light at different times of day. Usually devoid of people, the empty canyons are a source of stillness, quiet contemplation and timelessness.
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"San Diego Plein Air Painting", August 13, 2014, Gallery 6
Alfred R. Mitchell
American • 1888–1972
In the Canyon
Oil on canvas • undated
Bequest of Maurice and Jacqueline Watson 2010.33
Alfred R. Mitchell
Estadounidense • 1888–1972
En el cañón
Óleo sobre lienzo • sin fecha
Legado de Maurice y Jacqueline Watson 2010.33

Last Updated: 4/13/2021

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Art of the United States from the San Diego Museum of Art The San Diego Museum of Art , 11/6/2010 - 2/9/2011

San Diego Plein Air Painting The San Diego Museum of Art , 8/13/2014 - 00/00/00

Of Sea and Sand: Highlights of California Paintings , 6/26/2021 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Derrick R. Cartwright. Masterworks of the Exposition Era 2015 The San Diego History Center. 2015
Page Number: 20, Figure Number: pg 20

American Fine Art Magazine Vincent W. Miller. American Fine Art Magazine, July/August 2015
Page Number: 102


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