Joseph Stella (1877–1946), In the Bronx Zoo, ca. 1935
Oil on canvas. Promised gift of Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld, Scenes of New York City
This painting breaks from Stella’s bold images of industrial structures and electric lights. The scene of quietude pictures a lone figure paused in the grounds of the Bronx Zoo, across the street from the Italian-born modernist’s New York home.
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