Edward Potthast, Grand Canyon
Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927). Oil on canvas: 30” x 40”. Signed l.r.: E. Potthast. Provenance: Anne and Merill Gross; by descent. With staggeringly bold forms and brilliant hues, Edward Potthast’s Grand Canyon is a testament to the profound influence of westward travel on American artists in the twentieth century. In this work one can see through the eyes of the painter the breathtaking experience of viewing this dramatic vista, unrivaled in its sheer scale and monumental beauty.