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untitled (1914/VERDUN/1918)
  • Elizabeth Layton
    1909–1993
    born: Wellsville, Kansas, United States ; died: Olathe, Kansas, United States
  • untitled (1914/VERDUN/1918), 1984
  • Where object was made: United States
  • graphite, crayon
  • Paper Type: heavyweight wove paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 57 x 38.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 7/16 x 15 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • Gift of Romalyn Tilghman and Don Lambert
  • Not on display
  • 2002.0200
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Half-length self-portrait bottom right quadrant, dressed in camoflage-print and holding peace symbol. Large vase bottom left quadrant with large shield inscribed with "1914/Verdun/1918," and holding floral sprays with small white birds around. Background is mushroom cloud, with sm. nuclear reactors, missiles, and graveyard crosses all bottom center.