Vance Kirkland

Moonlight—Isle of The Dead (Colorado)

Moonlight—Isle of The Dead (Colorado)

Year Year
1943

Artist Artist
Vance Kirkland (1904–1981, American)

Media
watercolor on paper

Dimensions
26 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches

II. Surrealism. Kirkland had been listening to the radio and the tone poem Isle of the Dead by Sergei Rachmaninoff had come on and it inspired him to do this painting. Swiss artist Arnold Böcklin had done a series of paintings in the 1880s on this theme, but Kirkland thought that Colorado should have its own isle of the dead, too.

ON VIEW in Watercolor Room 13

Signature
Signed "Kirkland" lower left center

Credit Line
Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number
VK1943.11

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