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High School - Tread Pioneer Trails


A study for a poster promoting travel by train.

Here Brown uses a low angle of view on the historical figures to make them loom over the train and emphasize the theme, "follow the footsteps of history's figures by train." Despite a complex work there are only three basic elements, the foreground train, the central grouping of historical figure, and in the background not a sky but a map of the United States seen on a diagonal.
Tread Pioneer Trails. 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 " gouache on illustration board.

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