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Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

John (J. B.) Murray
American, 1908–1988

Date

1985

Medium

Marker, acrylic, watercolor, and crayon on paper

Accession #

2001.67

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Georgia artist J. B. Murray created this drawing as a thank-you gift for his friend and patron, Dr. William Rawlings, Jr., for taking him to Atlanta to see his work in a Piedmont Park art show. The trip was Murray’s first exposure to the city and its tall buildings. This celebratory expression of color, light, and form is a joyful response to the experience. It is a departure from the work Murray typically produced, which he believed to be divinely inspired.

Credit

Gift of Judith Alexander in appreciation of Dr. William Rawlings, Jr.