Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Mask Composition
  • James Lesesne Wells
    1902–1993
    born: Atlanta, Georgia, United States ; died: Washington, DC, United States
  • Mask Composition, 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • linocut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 343 x 305 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 12 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of the WPA Arts Project
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0588
Description

Image of four faces, two black and two white. In the top left corner is a white woman’s face in profile. Below her is a black person’s face with a circle around it. In the bottom right corner is a face in profile, looking left. Above is a black person’s face, cut off below the nose.