Oil on canvas
The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Standing at eight feet tall and three feet wide “The Door” took ten years of painstaking work and was based on a collection of found objects. The painting went on to earn first-place awards at major exhibitions in New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia in 1941. Albright portrays an ornate door hung with a funereal wreath.
Magic Realism, American Realism
Born: 20 February1897, Illinois, USA
Died: 18 November 1983, Vermont, USA
Albright was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor best known for his self-portraits, still lifes, and character studies. Considered to be the master of the macabre Albright is often categorized among the Magic Realists due to his techniques and dark subject matter