Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College (Part II)
Marion Boyd Allen (1862-1941), Portrait of Anna Vaughn Hyatt, 1915
Continuing with a few short comments about paintings that especially struck me on my visit to Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA.
Sometimes you come across an artist whose work is so strong it makes you wonder why they're not better known. That's how it felt seeing Maier Museum of Art's large oil by Marion Boyd Allen, Portrait of Anna Vaughn Hyatt. The figure of Hyatt is powerful and looks assured as she sculpts a horse and rider. It seems so fitting that the Maier Museum acquired this painting at a time when Randolph College was an all women's school.
Installation view of the museum gallery with the Allen painting in a commanding position.