Skip to main content

Main Building

Abstract of Flowers

c. 1922
Arthur Beecher Carles (American, 1882–1952)
As an influential teacher, Arthur B. Carles orchestrated a modernist turn in Philadelphia still life. While his expressive use of color pushes this painting in the direction of pure abstraction, Carles maintains the recognizable and traditional still-life motif of blooming flowers.

Object Details

We are always open to learning more about our collections and updating the website. Does this record contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? Contact us here.

Please note that this particular artwork might not be on view when you visit. Don’t worry—we have plenty of exhibitions for you to explore.

Main Building