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Tattoo Artist in Person

ca. late 1940s to early 1950s "Tattoo Jack" Cripe Born: Elkhart, Indiana 1918 Died: Brandon, Florida 1992 casein on sailcloth with webbed cotton binding, leather tabs, iron rings, and rivets 144 x 120 in. (365.8 x 304.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1986.65.157 Not currently on view


Keywords

Dress - accessory - tattoo

Figure female - full length

Figure group

Figure male - full length

Miscellaneous - advertisement

Occupation - art - tattoo artist

Portrait male - Cripe, "Tattoo Jack" - self-portrait

painting

folk art

animal parts - leather

fabric - cotton

metal - iron

paint - tempera

fabric - canvas

About "Tattoo Jack" Cripe

Born: Elkhart, Indiana 1918 Died: Brandon, Florida 1992