Missouri Ave.

Missouri Avenue
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17188
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1881-1937
Artist Nationality: 
Finnish
Object Type: 
Details: 
Oil on canvas landscape painting, in the impressionist style, depicting Missouri Avenue in North East Kansas City Missouri.
Framed: 
Yes
Length: 
26.5 inches
Width: 
1.75 inches
Height: 
30.25 inches
Description: 

Oil on canvas landscape painting, in the impressionist style, purportedly depicting a view of the Missouri Avenue, located in the North East district of Kansas City, Missouri. This painting depicts multi-story buildings on either side of a street view with both automobiles and pedestrians. Businesses are apparent on the left hand side of the work by the store front signs of "Tailor" and "Loans". "Missouri Ave." is an original painting signed by the artist. The artist, Otto Moilan, used a primarily muted color palette to depict the scene with a color range of brown, green, gray and red ochre. The oil on canvas work is noted as being painted for the W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration). The W.P.A. Federal Art Project, was the first major attempt at government patronage for the visual arts in the United States and the most persuasive and expansive of the visual arts projects conceived during the 1930's Depression era by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes