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A French Music Hall (1906). Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953). Oil on canvas. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Shinn’s fascination with the artifice and spectacle of the stage manifests itself in his dynamic theater paintings. In A French Music Hall, we peer over the shoulders of the audience as if attending the performance while a female spectator turns to confront us. Shinn’s theater subjects like this one have an unusual perspective, strong contrasts of light and shadow.

A French Music Hall (1906). Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953). Oil on canvas. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Shinn’s fascination with the artifice and spectacle of the stage manifests itself in his dynamic theater paintings. In A French Music Hall, we peer over the shoulders of the audience as if attending the performance while a female spectator turns to confront us. Shinn’s theater subjects like this one have an unusual perspective, strong contrasts of light and shadow.

Everett Shinn (1876 – 1953) A French Music Hall, 1906 Oil on canvas Dimensions: 24 x 29 1/2 in. (61 x 74.9 cm) Framed: 34 × 40 × 4 in. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2010.90

Everett Shinn (1876 – 1953) A French Music Hall, 1906 Oil on canvas Dimensions: 24 x 29 1/2 in. (61 x 74.9 cm) Framed: 34 × 40 × 4 in. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2010.90

Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953), Girl on Stage, 1906 (Grandma sang with her sister Marie in the St Mungo's Cathedral in Glasgow. She had so much charisma & presence.

Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953), Girl on Stage, 1906 (Grandma sang with her sister Marie in the St Mungo's Cathedral in Glasgow. She had so much charisma & presence.

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