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Collection Tri-Kappa
Catalog Number 1999.001.039
Title Greeting Strangers, Guatemala
Artist Hibbs, Ruth K.
Object Name painting
Description Original oil painting.
GREETING STRANGERS, GUATEMALA
Hoosier Salon 1958 $250.00
Ruth K. Hibbs
No. 52
oil
24 " 28
In the painting Mrs. Hibbs tried to convey the typical shyness and friendliness of the people ... she and her husband went by boot to the otherwise isolated village of Santiago where she sketched and made color notes for the painting … the clothing of the natives is hand-woven and brightly colored ... the children, pictured in the foreground, eye their visitors with curiosity, probably her own child, is less Interested.
For biographical sketch see REMEMBERING ALL, No. 51.
Provenance Purchased from the Hoosier Salon in 1958.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-26.5 W-22.5 inches
Catalog date 1999-12-10