Woman Arranging Flowers
Myron Barlow (1873-1937) was born in Ionia, MI. He studied in the United States and throughout Europe, including France and Holland. Taking from his appreciation of Vermeer, Barlow portrayed figures, often women, in interior settings that were frequently isolated and motionless. The figures were surrounded by a dream like atmosphere rendered in a single, dominant tonality, often blue. The artist also favored Impressionism and muralist Puvis de Chavannes' flat, decorative aim. His main body of work represented the peasantry and countryside of Northern France.