28 x 36 in. (canvas) 31-3/8 x 38-1/2 x 1-3/4 in. (framed)
Signed and dated in pthalogreen paint at the lower left: COLEMAN 30
Gift of Mrs. James W. Fesler
Although this painting depicts the front yard of the artist’s family home in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood of Indianapolis, it is also representative of middle-class America during the 1930s.
In this work, figures, trees, and shadows are reduced to geometric forms.
Richardson’s works show her interest in atmosphere, light, and space. Like Hopper, she uses these elements not to depict a totally objective reality, but rather to evoke a mood or create a feeling from the scene. Streetlight breathes the essence of a summer evening.
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