The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Reginald Marsh

Reginald Marsh, Monday Night at the Metropolitan, 1936

Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)
Monday Night at the Metropolitan 1936
Egg tempera and oil on panel
Gift of C. Leonard Pfeiffer

Reginald Marsh is best known for capturing the atmosphere of New York during the Great Depression. This painting satirizes members of upper class society who enjoyed their privilege during a time when so many others in the nation were in financial and emotional turmoil. In this painting Marsh has caricaturized the figures, showing that wealth does not necessarily equate to sophisticated behavior.