Man and Woman

  • William Dawson, Man and Woman, 1982, painted and carved wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 1997.124.56A-B

Luce Center Label

These figures were made as a couple, intended to be displayed together. Their clothing is the only thing that distinguishes the male from female, as their features and shapes are very similar. William Dawson emphasized the eyes and teeth of his figures by exaggerating their size and painting them a bright white.

Title
Man and Woman
Artist
Date
1982
On View
Dimensions
A (woman): 17 1/2 x 5 5/8 x 3 in. (44.5 x 14.3 x 7.6 cm.)
B (man): 18 3/8 x 6 3/4 x 3 in. (46.7 x 17.1 x 7.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums
Mediums Description
painted and carved wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – full length
  • Figure male – full length
  • Figure group
Object Number
1997.124.56A-B
Palette
Linked Open Data
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