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Study in Rose and Black


An oil on canvas portrait painting by American artist (1866 - 1939) of a woman in a rose colored dress with a black shawl wrapped around her shoulders. She is seated on a bench.  Behind her are the bottoms of pictures that hang on the wall, framing her head.   This painting exhibited as part of the Armory Show of 1913.

Allen Tucker was born in Brooklyn and educated at Columbia University. He graduated in 1888 as  with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Architecture. He studied painting at the Art Students League with John Twatchman. He practiced architecture with the firm of McIlvaine and Tucker from 1895 until 1904, when he gave it up to devote himself to painting. He traveled widely, painting in places such as the Canadian Rockies, New Mexico and France. Tucker served in the American Ambulance Field Service during World War I. Tucker continued his involvement with the Art Students League after his student days by serving as Vice-President in 1894, and by lecturing in and teaching drawing and painting from 1920-28. He was instrumental in putting together the 1913 Armory Show and had five of his paintings exhibited there. Tucker died in New York City in 1939.

Artist: Allen Tucker (1866 - 1939)

Title: Study in Rose and Black

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dates: 1912

Dimensions: 50" H x 30" W

Signature/Inscription: Allen Tucker 1912; Front - Lower right

Culture: American

Accession Number: A1965.3.1

Credit: Gift of the Allen Tucker Memorial

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