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The Desert Shall Bloom as a Rose
  • William Alexander Griffith
    born: Lawrence, Kansas, United States ; died: Laguna Beach, California, United States
  • The Desert Shall Bloom as a Rose, 1926
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 76 x 101.5 cm
    Canvas/Support: 29 7/8 x 39 15/16 in
  • Gift of Mrs. William A. Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 1936.0004
Label Text

This painting shows a desert landscape. There are pink flowers (possibly wildflowers) blooming close to the ground and taller shrubs (possibly yucca) interspersed throughout. The landscape recedes to dunes with hazy mountains in the background.