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Nude with Goldfish

ca. 1916 Elsie Motz Lowdon Born: Waco, Texas 1883 Died: Ft. Worth, Texas 1960 watercolor on ivory sight 4 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. (11.1 x 16.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Alice L. McGowan 1984.12.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16B, Drawer 32


Luce Center Label

According to the Atlanta Constitution newspaper in 1928, "It was this miniature which the French government sought for a museum piece, but being a staunch American, Mrs. Lowdon declined to have her masterpiece taken out of America." Elsie Lowdon exhibited this miniature to great acclaim at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1919, and again in Los Angeles in 1928, where it won the popular vote as best miniature and a medal for its technical merits. The following year, Lowdon included it in a show at the High Museum in Atlanta, where it was also singled out as the centerpiece of the show.

Keywords

Animal - fish - goldfish

Figure female - nude

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Elsie Motz Lowdon

Born: Waco, Texas 1883 Died: Ft. Worth, Texas 1960

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