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Oil on canvas
Unframed: 91.5 x 122 cm (36 x 48 1/16 in.)
Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 1339.1923
Born in New York, Kroll studied in Paris under Jean Paul Laurens. He then returned to New York, which became his permanent home. Kroll was best known for painting scenes of everyday urban life. Here, against the city’s skyline, he depicted a view of Central Park with an ice rink filled with skaters. Kroll was primarily concerned with structure, form, volume, and rhythm, which enabled him to capture the active pace of modern life.
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