Vance Kirkland

Moonlight—Isle of The Dead (Colorado)

Moonlight—Isle of The Dead (Colorado)

Year 1943

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.

Not currently on view

Signature Signed "Kirkland" lower left center

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number VK1943.11