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Sketch of Marian Anderson Singing

Object Details

Artist
Donnell Lewis
Subject
Marian Anderson
Date
c. 1989
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
Folded: 8 1/16 × 13 7/16 in. (20.5 × 34.2 cm)
Flat: 12 13/16 × 13 7/16 in. (32.5 × 34.2 cm)
Caption
This drawing is among a group of preparatory sketches for the 1990 census poster, created by graphic artist Donnell Lewis. The sketch, which features details of Marian Anderson’s face, was incorporated into the final composition of the poster. She appears to sing, her eyes looking upward. Her dark hair is worn loosely curled under a brimmed hat—indicated by a thin, curved line—while shading around Anderson’s chin, neck, and eyes reflects the artist’s interest in the source and intensity of light.
Accession Number
2004.0014.0005
Type
drawing
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8bf5f4d8f-2c0d-49bd-82dc-d20be1cea61f
Record ID
acm_2004.0014.0005
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