May Object of the Month: Copper by Philip Latimer Dike

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Philip Latimer Dike, Copper, 1936.  Oil on Canvas.  Phoenix Art Museum collection 1978.10.   
Museum purchase with funds provided by Western Art Associates.
Presented by: Docent Karen Kahler

Description: This highlighted work is from a series of major oil paintings that brought national attention to American artist, Philip Latimer Dike, in the 1930s.  Copper, depicts the subject of an Arizona mining town and reflects the era’s American Regionalism art movement, an art movement that included paintings, murals, lithographs, and illustrations depicting realistic scenes of rural and small-town America.  Join Docent Karen Kahler for an exploration of this lively work of art and discover how Dike’s expressive technique and dynamic composition continues to intrigue and inspire viewers to the present day. 


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