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Seated Nude Girl

n.d. John B. Flannagan Born: Fargo, North Dakota 1895 Died: New York, New York 1942 limestone 13 1/8 x 8 x 5 in. (33.3 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Gertrude W. Dennis 1992.112 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 48A


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John Flannagan carved many sculptures that depicted young women. He avoided individual portraits and instead simplified the details to create a universal image of the female figure. He allowed the natural texture of the stone to become part of the design, and in Seated Nude Girl the outline of the figure appears to emerge effortlessly from the rounded block.

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Figure female - nude

sculpture

stone - limestone

About John B. Flannagan

Born: Fargo, North Dakota 1895 Died: New York, New York 1942

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