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Ellis Wilson: So Much To Paint
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Kentucky Muse

Jamaican Paysans

date unknown
Oil on composite board
16" X 14.25"
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

“It came to me that at a distance, you see these people coming and going—and you don’t see their features. They’re black—they’re a mass of darkness—so I started painting the faces flat. That was a big step for me!”
Ellis Wilson


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