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Moonrise in August

10 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (26.7 x 34.3 cm)

Alexis Jean Fournier
American (St. Cloud, MN, 1865 - 1948, Lackawanna, NY)

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on panel
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Watson
Accession Number: 2005.26
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Location: Not currently on view

Alexis Fournier was known as the “Court Painter” during his many years at Elbert Hubbard’s Roycroft community of artists and craftsmen in East Aurora, New York. The murals he painted of the great cities of the world still grace the walls of the main salon at the Roycroft Inn. He was also active in Minneapolis and the artists’ colony at Brown County, IN. Sometimes referred to as “the last American Barbizon,” his landscapes were reminiscent of the mid-19th-century French painters who championed a new realism in art. This lovely canvas was donated by the grandson of MAG’s founder.

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

Artist's signature, lower right: ALEX · FOURNIER · 14 ·

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It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue Entry for this artwork in the It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue. The exhibition ran from March 17-June 9, 2013

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