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Sleepy Horse
William Sommer (1867 - 1949)

watercolor on paper, 1936

William Sommer was formerly a commercial lithographer who joined the Ohio WPA murals program during the Depression. He had been painting with a group of Ohio artists who were interested in Modernist styles. The angular color planes in this composition reflect that interest.

Collection of the Illinois State Museum
photograph by Gary Andrashko
ISM Accession #: 1943.16/912.7

<i>Sleepy Horse</i><br>William Sommer (1867 - 1949)

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