- Luce Center Label
- William H. Johnson painted several images of fruit trees against dramatic mountain backdrops on his trips through Norway. He captured the apple blossoms in Volda, then traveled to Hardangerfjord, an area known for its cherry, apple, plum, and pear orchards (Powell, Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson, 1991). Here, the bright whites and reds of the flowers stand out vividly against the green of new leaves and darker mountain shadows, emphasizing the dazzling effect of spring in the cold northern landscape.
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970
- ca. 1936-1937
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
- oil on burlap
- 25 x 29 in. (63.5 x 73.7 cm.)
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