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W.P.A. Circus
  • William Hicks
    born: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • W.P.A. Circus, circa 1939
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching, aquatint
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 368 x 280 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 11 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the WPA Arts Project
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0365

A circus performer hands upside down in the center of the print. In the upper left corner is a scene with two bears, one on a bicycle. In the lower left corner is an elephant. In the lower right corner a line of bald figures runs with their hands holding something above their heads.