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John Brown
  • John Steuart Curry, artist
    born: Dunavant, Kansas, United States ; died: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
    Associated American Artists, publisher
    active 1934–2000
  • John Brown, 1939
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 468 x 339 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 3/8 x 13 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Senator August W. Lauterbach
  • Not on display
  • 1960.0009
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

A male figure (identified as John Brown) dominates the piece with his arms outstreched and a sword at his hip. His mouth is open and his beard is blowing in the wind caused by the tornado in the background. An African American man looks up at him from the bottom left of the piece.