Artists Celebrating the Tree

Artists Celebrating the Tree

Posted by Howard Flax on 21st Apr 2015

In recognition of Earth Day, we share this collection of art that has a common theme, the tree. Artists such as Monet, O’Keefe, Escher, Christo and many more, make us reflect upon the form, beauty and significance of the tree. Whether symbolized as the Tree of Life, as done so by Haring and Klimt, reflected in a puddle or wrapped in light fabric, these artists interpret the tree with their own personal and spiritual values.

Odilon Redon

Odilon Redon, Tree Against a Yellow Background

Emily Carr

Emily Carr, Cathedral

Jan Wijnants

Jan Wijnants, Study of a Tree

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, Oak Tree, Sunset

A.J. Casson

A.J. Casson, White Pine

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Rainforest

M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher, Puddle

Paul Ranson

Paul Ranson, Apple Tree with Red Fruit

Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh, Branches of an Almond Tree in Blossom

Georgia O'Keefe

Georgia O'Keefe, The Lawrence Tree

Keith Haring

Keith Haring, Tree of Life

Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson, In the Northland

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse, Plain Tree

Claude Monet

Claude Monet, The Bodmer Oak, Fontainebleu Forest

Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai, Boy on Mt. Fuji

Andre Derain

Andre Derain, The Grove

Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele, Four Trees

Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrain, Grey Tree

Paul Klee

Paul Klee, Fig Tree

Wenceslaus Hollar

Wenceslaus Hollar, Hollow Tree at Hampstead

Hasui Klawese

Hasui Klawese, Misty Morning

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall, La Branche


Christo, Wrapped Trees

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, The Blob Grows in the Beloved Gardens

Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte, Le Seize Septembre

Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne, Tree Lined Lane at Chantilly

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt, The Tree of Life

Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Winter Maple, 2010