Against the Sky


Robert Lewis Reid, 1911



Robert Lewis Reid, 1911

Idealized images of young women, like this one created by American Impressionist painter Robert Reid (1863-1929), were taken as optimistic representations of America. The confident female figure in Reid’s red, white, and blue painting is seen from below, as if on a pedestal. In the early 20th century, the ‘American Girl,’ portrayed as tall, statuesque, healthy, and physically active, was a symbol of the vibrant young nation.

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Canvas, Paper


10" x 8.1", 14" x 11.3", 21" x 17", 30" x 24.3", 36" x 29.2"


Dark Wood, Flat Gold, Simple Black, Print Only


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