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Gropper, William 1897-1977  Search this
Oil on canvas
Ca. 1960
Spasovic, Lazar N., 2008.
Image on file.
(Lower right:) Gropper signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
The painting shows an interior scene with four senators in the congressional chamber during a recess. The senator in the foreground left is standing with his hands in his pockets. He is dressed in a grayish purple coat and green pants with a white shirt and a red tie. His stand is bellicose. Two of senators seated in the lower right corner are engaged in conversation. The senator on the left has wavy hair and is dressed in a green coat and gray slacks. He is turned to his left, his hands clasped together, and is leaning on his left elbow. The senator on the right is of porcine statue and is dressed a gray suit, his body leaning back in his chair, his hands holding the lapels of his suit coat. The remaining senator is in the bench on the upper right, leaning on his elbows, holding his head in his hands, and reading a document. Strewn around the chamber are a few chairs, painted flat on the surface of the painting. A green Windsor-like office chair is in the lower left corner, and a red modern chair is in the upper right.
Architecture interior--Civic--Capitol  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Political--Senator  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9E260028
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums