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Birthday Party

Print in black ink of a group of mostly dark-skinned children wearing dress clothes and cone-shaped party hats, gathered around a birthday cake. A girl at center smiles brightly while a boy at the table behind her looks glum. A woman behind the table moves to cut the cake as another looks on.
© Margaret Burroughs

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  • Print in black ink of a group of mostly dark-skinned children wearing dress clothes and cone-shaped party hats, gathered around a birthday cake. A girl at center smiles brightly while a boy at the table behind her looks glum. A woman behind the table moves to cut the cake as another looks on.

Date:

1957

Artist:

Margaret Burroughs
American, 1917-2010

About this artwork

In 1922, at the age of five, Margaret Burroughs moved with her family from Louisiana to Chicago’s South Side. She was instrumental in establishing the South Side Community Art Center, and in 1948 she completed her Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute. Soon after, she traveled to Mexico to study printmaking; there she was particularly influenced by the powerful graphic style of Leopoldo Méndez.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Margaret Burroughs

Title

Birthday Party

Origin

United States

Date

1955–1958

Medium

Linocut on cream wove paper

Dimensions

405 x 480 mm (image); 455 x 575 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Joyce Turner Hilkevitch Collection in memory of Jonathan Turner

Reference Number

1991.895

Copyright

© Margaret Burroughs

Extended information about this artwork

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