(American, b. 1966)
Oil on linen
Overall: 101.6 x 96.6 x 3.8 cm (40 x 38 1/16 x 1 1/2 in.)
Gift of Scott C. Mueller and Margaret Fulton Mueller 2008.14
This portrait of Anne Frank is based on a renowned photograph of the young Holocaust victim who gained international fame following the publication of the diary she kept during World War II. Shown in full youth awaiting a life of promise, Mayerson's image suggests the symbolic value Frank's life has assumed since the war, suggesting resilience against racism, violence, and the Holocaust. Mayerson belongs to a relatively young generation of painters whose work is representational and painted in a traditional style.
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