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Art of the Day – 01/09/17 (Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, Colin Campbell Cooper)

09 Jan

Daily Artwork — “Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, in the rain, Colin Campbell Cooper, 1905”

Use the images posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of an artwork critique.

Competed in 1881, the Broad Street Station in Philadelphia, PA served as a vital hub for traffic in and out of Center City.  It was razed in 1952 to make way for Penn Plaza (now One Penn Center) and a high-rise office complex.  A full history is located at The Philly History Blog.

This is the area today via Google Maps: Penn Center area (15th-18th streets and JFK BLVD to Market St.)

1905 — Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, in the rain.  Oil on Canvas.  Impressionism style.  Colin Campbell Cooper (1856-1937).  Payne Gallery (Moravian College), Bethlehem, PA, USA.
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