|Object ID Number||SAM 1951.55|
|Artist||Martyl (Martyl, Suzanne Schweig Langsdorf)|
|Credit line||Anonymous Gift|
Martyl (Suzanne Schweig Langsdorf) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1917 into a family of artists. Her mother, Aimee Schweig, founded the Ste. Genevieve Summer School of Art and her father, Martin Schweig, was a well-known photographer. Martyl began her studies at age eleven with Charles Hawthorne in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She later received a degree in art history from Washington University in St. Louis.
Martyl’s work is noted for its themes of new technology, the American landscape, and social awareness - often merging all three.
Dark in palette and tone, "Winter Landscape" represents much of Martyl’s work of the early 1940s which often depicted barren and sparse Midwestern landscapes.
Martyl’s very successful career reflects the great number of artists who were inspired by Regionalism in the 1930s and 1940s, including many women.
|Image size||H: 23 1/2" x W: 29 1/2"|
|Signed Name||"Martyl '41"|
|Signature Location||Lower Right Corner|
|Currently on view||Yes|
Martyl, Suzanne Schweig Langsdorf