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Creator Name: Skinner, Frances
Creator Dates/Places: American, 1902 - 1983
Creator Name-CRT: Frances Skinner
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1940
Creation End Date: 1940
Creation Date: 1940
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on masonite
Dimensions: Overall: 23 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (60.33 x 50.17 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: Dallas Museum of Art
Owner Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
ID Number: 1941.2
Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, Kiest Fund Purchase Prize, Twelfth Annual Dallas Allied Arts Exhibition, 1941
Context: Medellin was brought to the United States at 13 to escape the ravages of the Mexican Civil War. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago before traveling intermittently to Mexico, where he took inspiration from the Maya-Toltec cultures, becoming reacquainted with his own artistic heritage. "El Ahorcado (The Hanged One)" was sculpted at a time when Medellin's work was becoming nationally recognized. Taken from memories of his youth, "El Ahorcado" may symbolize Mexico's effort to free itself of centuries of colonial subjugation and to find its own democratic path, a struggle that Medellin witnessed firsthand.
AMICA ID: DMA_.1941.2
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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