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Chair

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Chair

Artist: Andy Anderson (American, 1893 - 1960)

Date: c. 1950
Medium: carved wood, hand-painted
Dimensions:
34 x 18 x 16 inches (86.4 x 45.7 x 40.6 cm)
Classification: Furniture
Inscribed: AMIGA/ MARIA (back of chair)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 61.1.1.D
Previous Number: 61.1.1.D-K
Accession Number: 1965.4.833.D
Previous Number: 61.1.1.D.K
DescriptionHand carved and painted caricature on back with opening at top of back for carrying.
Label Text:The mealtime table is a central piece of furniture in an interior. Andy Anderson carved by hand this Dining Room Table and Chairs in his rustic style. He made it for use in his own home. Anderson carved and painted caricature portraits on the chair backs. Most have inscriptions that identify whose chair it is. The table also has these inscriptions, “El Senor,” “La Senora,” “Mes Amigos,” and “Me Familia.” The table is a place for the man and the lady of the house. It also has room for “my friends” and “my family.”
Provenance: Artist; by inheritance to his wife Mrs. Gladys O. Anderson; purchased July 7, 1960 by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
Exhibitions:
  • The West As Home
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