1966
Vija Celmins
American, born Latvia 1939

Oil on canvas
16 x 26 1/8 in

The Modern Art Museum's collection includes three key works by Vija Celmins, each of which reflects her acute sensitivity to adjustments in space, scale, and color. In the early 1960s Celmins focused on creating imagery of common domestic items, including pencils, erasers, combs, heaters, and lamps, approaching them with a style reminiscent of Edward Hopper's approach to people. As the decade progressed, Celmins broadened her range of subject matter to incorporate other objects, such as cars and airplanes, and elements from the landscape, which, like her early work, she rendered with...

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1970
Vija Celmins
American, born Latvia 1939

Pencil and acrylic on paper
12 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches

The Modern Art Museum's collection includes three key works by Vija Celmins, each of which reflects her acute sensitivity to adjustments in space, scale, and color. In the early 1960s Celmins focused on creating imagery of common domestic items, including pencils, erasers, combs, heaters, and lamps, approaching them with a style reminiscent of Edward Hopper's approach to people. As the decade progressed, Celmins broadened her range of subject matter to incorporate other objects, such as cars and airplanes, and elements from the landscape, which, like her early work, she rendered with...

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2000-01
Vija Celmins
American, born Latvia 1939

Oil on linen, mounted on wood
31 x 38 inches

The Modern Art Museum's collection includes three key works by Vija Celmins, each of which reflects her acute sensitivity to adjustments in space, scale, and color. In the early 1960s Celmins focused on creating imagery of common domestic items, including pencils, erasers, combs, heaters, and lamps, approaching them with a style reminiscent of Edward Hopper's approach to people. As the decade progressed, Celmins broadened her range of subject matter to incorporate other objects, such as cars and airplanes, and elements from the landscape, which, like her early work, she rendered with...

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