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Cut Brush Fire-Platte River Valley Near Yutan
  • Keith Jacobshagen
    born 1941
    born: Wichita, Kansas, United States
  • Cut Brush Fire-Platte River Valley Near Yutan, 1989
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on paper
  • Canvas/Support: 71.4 x 29.2 cm
    Canvas/Support: 28 1/8 x 11 1/2 in
    Frame Dimensions: 20 1/2 x 36 1/2 x 1 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of C. David Henry
  • On view: Long Ellis Gallery, 315, E2
  • 1990.0024
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"The Power of Place: KU Alumni Artists", 16-Feb-2019
A native of Wichita, Kansas, Keith Jacobshagen paints landscapes of Kansas and Nebraska. Cut Brush Fire-Platte River Valley Near Yutan goes beyond a documentary treatment of place, taking on the characteristics of personal biography through the text Jacobshagen wrote directly on the painting. This inscription, which details the specific time, place, and circumstances of this work, enhances the viewer’s sense of the surroundings the artist experienced.
Painting inscription, bottom left: “Cut Brush Fire Platte River Valley Near Yutan 21 Nov. 1989—Pie and Coffee at Fremont—53̊ Light N.W. Wind”