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[Riverside Church and General Grant Memorial]

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Aiken, James S.
watercolor and graphite on watercolor paper
Painted from open-air observation James S. Aiken focuses on the Riverside Church (center) and General Grant Memorial (right) in his rendering of this notable Manhattan skyline. The translucence of the watercolor pigments and his loose brushstrokes allow Aiken to create an authentic horizon filled with light and airy clouds. Though he does not focus on rendering elements within the composition true to life the viewer is still able to clearly identify pedestrians walking, streetlights, and even a car on the street.
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James Aiken Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, transferred from the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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