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High School - Refugees


Done in 1935 or '36. Brown added the signature and date many years later.

An unusual piece carrying a downbeat theme. Refugees portrayed against a red sky backdrop. The use of soldiers in the sky leaves no doubt as to the cause of the refugee's plight. Strong use of blue and red as contrasting colors. The refugees combine to make a strong diagonal. On the right another figure is only partially visible, carrying a scythe, perhaps a symbol of death.
Refugees. 4 3/4 x 3 1/2" gouache on illustration board.

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