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Evening on the Hudson

1907-1908 Leon Dabo Born: Paris, France 1865 Died: New York, New York 1960 oil on canvas 27 1/8 x 36 1/8 in. (68.9 x 91.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of William T. Evans 1909.10.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 14A

Luce Center Label

In 1908, Leon Dabo's Evening on the Hudson won a prize from the National Arts Club. (Pancza, "Leon Scott Dabo," in Artists of Michigan from the Nineteenth Century, 1987). He used little detail, preferring instead to paint with subtle washes of color. In this piece the soft tones of green, purple, and gray evoke the fading light just after sunset, and lights across the water glimmer from a distant town.


Landscape - New York

Landscape - river - Hudson River

Landscape - time - evening


paint - oil

fabric - canvas