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Storm Light

Storm Light

Artist: John Fulton Folinsbee (American, 1892 - 1972)

Date: 1936
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Framed: 40 3/4 x 56 11/16 x 2 1/4 in. (103.5 x 144 x 5.7 cm)
Canvas: 34 x 50 in. (86.4 x 127 cm)
Credit Line: Gift in Memory of Miriam Murray Boynton by the Friends of the Reading Public Museum.
Object number: 1977.1.1
Folinsbee was born in Buffalo and spent time painting in Woodstock, New York with Birge Harrison and John Carlson. By 1916 he and his wife moved to New Hope and the artist joined the group of painters including Redfield, Garber and Spencer. By the 1930s, when this work was executed, Folinsbee’s style experienced another shift. The shimmering impressionists palette of his earlier work was replaced by more dramatic contrasts of light and dark, with use of deeper, more intense colors, as evidenced in this painting. His work became bolder, more unique and, ultimately, more personal.
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