Still Life with Yellow Tablecloth (1948). Fairfield Porter (American, 1907-1975). Oil on canvas.
Porter’s subjects were primarily landscapes, domestic interiors and portraits of family, friends and fellow artists. His showed a fascination with nature and had the ability to reveal extraordinariness in ordinary life.
Porter said once, “When I paint, I think that what would satisfy me is to express what Bonnard said Renoir told him: make everything more beautiful.”