Man in Blue Suit

  • George Williams, Man in Blue Suit, ca. 1990, carved and painted wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 1997.124.102

Luce Center Label

George Williams created sculptures inspired by his African American heritage, and many of his figures are black. In these pieces, however, the men are painted with bright white enamel. Their identical drab suits, hairstyles, and expressions suggest that Williams saw no individuality in the white-collar world of business.

Title
Man in Blue Suit
Artist
Date
ca. 1990
Location
Dimensions
27 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (68.6 x 14.0 x 10.8 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
carved and painted wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male – full length
Object Number
1997.124.102
Palette
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