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"Ainu Woman"--Portrait of Asian Woman by Somogyi "Ainu Woman"--Portrait of Asian Woman by Somogyi
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Product description: This is a portrait of an early 20th century Ainu woman, an indigenous people from Japan and Russia, but originally distinct from the Japanese. The women were fond of necklaces of glass beads, embroidered headbands, and earrings that were metal rings with a ball. They also traditionally had tattooed mouths--making their lips look grotesquely long & large--although this lovely woman does not. One of my artistic goals is to present and preserve the various indigenous cultures and peoples around the world, many of whom are in danger of becoming "extinct." 9x12, pastel & charcoal on 98-lb. tinted paper
 
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"Ainu Woman"--Portrait of Asian Woman by Somogyi

Paintings by Jayne Somogy (Somogyi)

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  • Product ID#: 209510
  • Dimensions: 9.0" width x12.0" height x.1" depth
  • Weight: 1
  • Materials: Pastel, Charcoal
  • Colors: Blue, Gray

Artwork Description: This is a portrait of an early 20th century Ainu woman, an indigenous people from Japan and Russia, but originally distinct from the Japanese. The women were fond of necklaces of glass beads, embroidered headbands, and earrings that were metal rings with a ball. They also traditionally had tattooed mouths--making their lips look grotesquely long & large--although this lovely woman does not. One of my artistic goals is to present and preserve the various indigenous cultures and peoples around the world, many of whom are in danger of becoming "extinct."
9x12, pastel & charcoal on 98-lb. tinted paper

** Jayne Somogy--who signs her work "Somogyi," the ethnically-correct spelling of her Hungarian surname--was born and raised in Ohio, attended college in Indiana & Wisconsin as a design/theatre major, lived most of her life in Los Angeles, and then retired in 2008 to Conyers, Georgia after a long career as an administrative assistant, legal secretary, word processor, proofreader, & graphic artist. But her heart was always in the arts, and that's how much of her free time was spent--acting, singing, dancing, drawing, designing, often on a semi-professional level, and she also...read more