Lilies and Other Flowers, c. 1920
Oil on canvas
24 x 20 inches
Signed lower left ‘W. Glackens’
William Glackens began to investigate still life painting as early as 1915-16, according to the Glackens scholar William Gerdts. His still lifes appeared regularly in exhibitions across the country beginning in the 1920s until his death in 1938. Depicting a stoneware pitcher and placed on a draped red cloth table top, Lillies and Other Flowers is an accomplished and excellent example of Glackens’ still life painting demonstrating his mastery of colorful impressionistic brushwork influenced by his admiration of the artist Pierre August Renoir.