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Prairie Rose
  • John Steuart Curry
    born: Dunavant, Kansas, United States ; died: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • Prairie Rose, 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
  • 1997.0468

A woman dressed as a ballerina stands on her toes with her legs crossed. Her right leg is in front of her left leg. She is wearing yellow tights and a yellow and pink bodice. Her skirt is pink and green, short, and ruffled, mimicking a flower. The dancer is also wearing a pink flower crown. Her arms are outstretched and bent at the elbows, seemingly for balance.