In honor of the holiday I decided to share a few examples of how artists have depicted the mighty symbol of Thanksgiving. I can say from personal experience wild turkeys strutting their stuff is an awesome sight. Whether you plan to travel or stay home, eat turkey or not, The Arts Center wishes you a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.
Claude Monet, The Turkeys at Montgeron, 1877, oil on canvas, Musee d’Orsay
John James Audubon, Wild Turkey (New-York Historical Society Edition), watercolor
Pieter Claesz, Still Life with a Turkey Pie, 1627, oil on panel
Hans Heysen, Bronzewings and Sapling, 1921, watercolor on paper
James Ward, Study of a Turkey
Norman Rockwell, Freedom from Want, 1943, oil on canvas
Lionel Lindsay, Heysen’s Birds (Turkeys), c. 1923, wood engraving
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Source: Jamestown Arts Area Voices