To Boston, with Love

Painting of Park Street in Boston by Bostion Expressionist painter Karl Zerbe

Karl Zerbe, Park Street, Boston, 1942. Encaustic on canvas, 30 x 36 in. Acquired 1943. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

In the wake of Monday‚Äôs Boston Marathon events, we offer this peaceful view of Park Street, Boston. Artist Karl Zerbe, a member of the first generation of Boston expressionists, painted this powerful work shortly after moving to the United States from his native Berlin. Zerbe’s piece captures the timeless strength of the city.