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Little Brown Girl

John W. Hardrick (American, 1891-1968)


Hardrick was born in Indianapolis, where he spent his entire career.

Little Brown Girl exemplifies Hardrick’s figure studies in floral settings. Its brightly colored background, painted with a palette knife, is typical of the artist’s impressionist style.

This painting received a Harmon Foundation bronze medal in 1927. From 1926 to 1933 the Harmon Foundation presented awards to African American artists for distinguished achievement in the fine arts.

Object Information

artist
John W. Hardrick (American, 1891-1968)
creation date
1927
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
21-1/2 x 29-5/8 in. (sight0
27-1/2 x 35-1/2 x 2-1/2 in. (framed)
accession number
29.40
credit line
Gift of a Group of African-American Citizens of Indianapolis, April l6, l929
copyright
© John Wesley Hardrick
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors