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Jungle Scene

1943 Lawrence Lebduska Born: Baltimore, Maryland 1894 Died: New York, New York 1966 oil on board? 27 3/4 x 18 1/2 in. (70.4 x 47.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. 1998.84.24 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Lawrence Lebduska loved nature, and Jungle Scene is representative of his larger body of work. Here, the artist removed the animals from their natural habitats and placed them in an imagined landscape filled with lush trees and brightly colored flowers. A flock of pink birds perches on a large tree branch in the foreground as a jaguar stalks them from a higher vantage point.

Keywords

Animal - bird

Animal - leopard

Landscape - jungle

painting

folk art

paint - oil