Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • John Steuart Curry
    born: Dunavant, Kansas, United States ; died: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • Grass, 1941–1942
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gouache, pencil, charcoal
  • Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Daniel Bradley Schuster in memory of Ellen Curry Schuster
  • Not on display
  • 1997.0466

A human figure is the focus of the image. The person stands on their toes with their arms outstretched, seeming to dance. The person’s eyes are closed and there is a peaceful expression on their face. The person is wearing a green and yellow jumpsuit with a yellow hat. The clothing mimics the lines on blades of grass, resulting in an organic appearance.