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Jitterbugs II

A colorful screenprint that depicts abstracted figures dancing. A brown-skinned man wearing a black suit and orange shoes energetically dances with a brown-skinned woman wearing a yellow dress and blue shoes. To the right of the woman are orange shapes that resemble musical instruments. The background is divided into blocks of color—the top left is pale yellow, the top right is white, and the bottom third is filled with vertical blue stripes.

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  • A colorful screenprint that depicts abstracted figures dancing. A brown-skinned man wearing a black suit and orange shoes energetically dances with a brown-skinned woman wearing a yellow dress and blue shoes. To the right of the woman are orange shapes that resemble musical instruments. The background is divided into blocks of color—the top left is pale yellow, the top right is white, and the bottom third is filled with vertical blue stripes.

Date:

c. 1941

Artist:

William H. Johnson
American, 1901-1970

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

William H. Johnson

Title

Jitterbugs II

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1936–1946

Medium

Color screenprint on wood-pulp board

Dimensions

43 × 34.5 cm (16 15/16 × 13 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Hartman

Reference Number

1995.231

Extended information about this artwork

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