Evening in the Sierras

Peter Hurd1938/1939

National Academy of Design

National Academy of Design

This large panoramic landscape of flat arid prairie giving way to imposing mountains and evening sky above is brought down to human scale with a ranch, road, and truck commanding a central presence in the composition. The road begins at the lower right, swings out to the left and then circles back to the house. A pickup truck approaches along the road and leaves a storm of dust behind it. This peaceful depiction of man in a comfortable relation to his environment is compatibly executed with a delicate touch and meticulous technique.

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  • Title: Evening in the Sierras
  • Creator: Peter Hurd
  • Date Created: 1938/1939
  • Physical Dimensions: 24 1/4 x 42 in
  • Provenance: Gift from the artist, NA diploma presentation, February 3, 1947
  • Type: Painting, Egg tempera on gessoed panel
  • Medium: Egg tempera on gessoed panel