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17th Summer

1974 Anne Truitt Born: Baltimore, Maryland 1921 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 2004 acrylic on wood 95 5/8 x 15 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (242.8 x 39.8 x 20.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Kenneth Noland 1991.176 Smithsonian American Art Museum
3rd Floor, East Wing

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Anne Truitt's sculptures give elegant form to her personal experience. Her graceful, columnar works take on significance as allusions to places she lived, people she knew, and moments in her own life. As the title suggests, 17th Summer captures the joy and freedom she felt the summer she was seventeen.




paint - acrylic