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"Circus Is in Town," Superb Social Realist Painting by Anne Walker, 1930s

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Bringing exuberance and vivid color to its depiction of small town life, this painting depicts the circus big top on the edge of town, with a wagon to one side, a pair of elephants waiting for their moment and two children rushing toward the action. The painting is by Anne Walker, a Maryland artist who was part of the Snallygaster School of painters mentored by Charles Walther. Walther was well-known for attracting the attention and support of Alfred Barr at MoMA, Duncan Phillips and the Cone sisters. (Dimensions include frame.).

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  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 24.5 in. x W 30.75 in. x D 2 in.

    H 62.23 cm x W 78.11 cm x D 5.08 cm

  • Seller location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference number
    LU86512535482

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