Norman Carton’s Winter Light, 1956, has a slight shimmer, reflective of the seasonal light of winter. Though this painting is from a bit later, in the late 1940s, Carton often painted cities shrouded in light, giving them a spectral, supernatural appearance.
IMAGE: Norman Carton (American, 1908–1980). Winter Light, 1956. Oil on canvas, 49 x 34 inches (124.5 x 86.4 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Gift of The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc., 1975.
Emile Pierre Branchard’s stark snowy landscape Winter, 1928, was acquired in 1939 from the Gallery’s inaugural Room of Contemporary Art exhibition. Branchard was self-taught and only began painting seriously when he was about 30.
IMAGE: Emile Pierre Branchard (American, 1881–1938). Winter, 1928. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1939.