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The Art of JAMA
February 5, 2014

Top of the RidgeAlbert Sheldon Pennoyer

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JAMA. 2014;311(5):446-447. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279306

The exhilarating sense of freedom that comes with speed is irresistible, whether experienced via a fast sail slipping through the waves, on a full-bore gallop, or schussing down a snowy slope. In the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics, this excitement will be evident in the fresh faces of Olympic hopefuls set against the backdrop of heart-stirring strains of national anthems. Painter Albert Sheldon Pennoyer (1888-1957) had a lifelong attraction to the thrill of movement, and locomotives would help fill the bill for him. His simple joy in motion was a favored motif and reflected in the gusto with which he granted glimpses into his world.

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