Winged Form

Creation date
tempera and oil on paper, mounted on canvas
Mark Descriptions
Signed, l.r.: Stetvens, 39 Inscribed in artist's hand, verso, stretcher: WINGED FORM tempera & oil / Stevens Inscribed in chalk, verso: Will Henry Stevens / Tulane University / New Orleans / 1939 / Collection / Onya LaTour 1939
26 x 35 in. (canvas) 27--3/4 x 36-3/4 x 1-3/4 in. (framed)
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. long
Accession number
Not Currently On View

The subject's origins in nature are suggested through color and texture and the repetition and layering of forms, which create a rhythm reminiscent of fluttering wings.

Indiana-born Stevens was originally a landscape painter who eventually produced works that expressed nature in an abstract manner.

Given by the artist to Onya La Tour [1896-1976], Nashville, Indiana, and later Greenwood, Indiana; purchased from her in 1971 by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence W. Long, Indianapolis, Indiana;{1} given to Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1971.

{1} See E.W. L, "The Onya La Tour Collection" in Recent Accessions 1966-1972, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Fall 1972, pp. 38-40.
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