Jon Serl’s paintings magnificently fuse the vivid life of his peripatetic, vaudeville upbringing with mature musings on survival, human relations, gender identity, morality, and his own artistic life in the company of chickens and chihuahuas. When Serl began painting in earnest in the late 1940s, he favored landscapes. He soon turned to portrayals of human interaction marked by saturated color and liquid-limbed, dream-like figures.
- 72 3⁄8 x 21 1⁄4 in. (183.9 x 54.0 cm)
© 2000, Randall Morris
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.
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- oil on board
- Figure male – full length
- Performing arts – music – banjo
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