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Clown

1945
20 x 16 1/4 in. (50.8 x 41.3 cm)

Walt Kuhn
American (Brooklyn, NY, 1880 - 1949, New York, NY)

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 1951.8
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Location: Not currently on view
Collection: Encyclopedia Britannica Collection

Walt Kuhn received great acclaim during his lifetime for the bold simplicity and emotional intensity of his paintings of vaudeville and circus performers. Kuhn was also one of the principal organizers of the landmark and pioneering Armory Show of 1913, which introduced the American public to avant-garde European art and helped change the course of painting and sculpture in the United States.
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[Forman Gallery, Summer 2015]

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Artist's signature, upper right: Walt Kuhn 1945


Provenance
Purchased by the Encyclopedia Britannica Collection of Contemporary American Painting, Chicago, IL; purchased by Senator William Benton, CT, 1948; purchased by the Gallery in 1951

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