Cactus Hill Art Gallery
   Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Afternoon

Here's another prize winner, this one from Long's student days. In 1938, when Long received his B.A. degree from the Art Institute of Chicago, this painting won him the Anna Louise Raymond Fellowship, enabling him to travel throughout Europe and visit the world's greatest art centers.

Depicting a neighborhood on Chicago's Near North Side, "Sunday Afternoon" is notable for its counterpoint between the brightly colored balloons above and the dark faces below. The painting lives at Cactus Hill, the venerable centerpiece of our collection.