Squaw Creek Valley
Florence E. McClung ( American, 1894 - 1992 )
In this landscape painted near Waxahachie, Texas, Florence McClung emphasizes the rounded forms of the hills of the valley, juxtaposing them against the vertical bound shocks of wheat. Like her colleagues in the Dallas Nine, the group of artists who came to the fore in North Texas in the 1930s and 40s, McClung chose the landscape around her for her subject matter. While McClung investigates the geometry of the land in similar ways to her fellow artists, her imagery emphasizes the richness and bounty of nature.
William Keyse Rudolph, Label text, 2007.