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"Family w/ Rocking Horse," Ptg. by WPA Artist De Forest Stull



Dated 1945, just before the end of World War II, this important and powerful painting by John De Forest Stull shows an embracing mother and father standing behind their chubby child on a rocking horse. Muscled and craggy, the figures are reminiscent of the work of William and Marguerite Zorach and other important painters active in the 1930s and 1940s. Stull graduated from Yale in 1933, then worked with Ezra Augustus Winter on the murals of Radio City Music Hall before involving himself in one of two New Jersey chapters of the Works Progress Administration/Federal Arts Project.


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    Height: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Width: 34.5 in. (87.63 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1940s
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  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
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    1stDibs: U1205278651429

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