Tempera on panel
Unframed: 33 x 74.3 cm (13 x 29 1/4 in.)
Gift of Kathy Lynn Van Duzer and Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2011.5
Mural Study for Cancer teems with more than 50 figures, including a patient undergoing surface brachytherapy, whereby radiation is applied to the exterior of the body with tongs. Hovering overhead in the center of the composition is a red circular form with flame-like tendrils, likely a schematic rendering of a tumor. The painting was created shortly after the artist traveled to study contemporary murals in Mexico, which had a profound influence on his work.
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