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Bob the Dog

A work made of collage composed of gouache and graphite on cut and torn cream and ivory wove papers.
© 1964 Estate of Joan Brown.

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  • A work made of collage composed of gouache and graphite on cut and torn cream and ivory wove papers.

Date:

1964

Artist:

Joan Brown
American, 1938-1990

About this artwork

Noted for her dedication to the figure, and her immediacy of touch, Joan Brown was among the youngest artists associated with the so-called Bay Area Figurative Painters. Influenced by the presence of animals in Old Master paintings by Velázquez and Rembrandt, Brown often included her family pets in compositions such as this one. Bob, a bull terrier, was the family dog, and was particularly devoted to Brown. Her son Noel once remarked that “Bob was so vain, he probably knew when he was being drawn or painted. We used to refer to him as ‘Bob the tax-deductible dog.’ ”

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Artist

Joan Brown

Title

Bob the Dog

Origin

United States

Date

1964

Medium

Collage composed of gouache and graphite on cut and torn cream and ivory wove papers

Dimensions

699 × 1,290 mm

Credit Line

Adele and Willard Gidwitz Family Foundation Fund

Reference Number

2012.380

Copyright

© 1964 Estate of Joan Brown.

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