|Object ID Number||SAM 1951.226|
|Artist||Freund, Harry Louis|
|Copyright||Estate of H. Louis Freund|
Harry Louis Freund was a painter, printmaker and muralist who, along with Regionalist artists like Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, painted scenes of everyday American life. He was most known for his depictions of the Ozark Mountains. He attended the University of Missouri - Columbia and Washington University in St. Louis and in 1929, received a scholarship to study in Paris for a year.
Upon his return, he worked as a professional artist in New York, eventually working for the Works Progress Administration as a muralist. He traveled throughout the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas, recording the vanishing culture of the region. He painted murals on post offices and bank buildings in Eureka Springs, Rogers, Harrison and Pocahontas, Arkansas.
Freund sought to convey an emotional content in his work and utilized heavy line, somber colors and strong diagonals to express action and impact. This painting depicts a typical homestead one would have found in and around the Ozarks in the 1930s.
|Image size||16" H x 21 1/2" W|
|Signed Name||Lower left, obscured by frame|
|Signature Location||"Louis Freund"|
|Currently on view||Yes|
Freund, Harry Louis