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Diamond in the Rough -- Pastel Drawing by Somogyi Diamond in the Rough -- Pastel Drawing by Somogyi
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Product description: This is a portrait of an individual with microcephaly, a neurological disorder where the head and brain are abnormally small, which is caused by the Zika virus. These individuals sometimes are developmentally disabled and in the early part of the 20th century they were often employed as "freaks" in sideshows. However, the sideshow gave them a purpose in life and the sideshow folk often became their surrogate family. 9" x 12" Pastels & charcoal on canvas board.
 
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Diamond in the Rough -- Pastel Drawing by Somogyi

Paintings by gypsy whimsy art

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  • Product ID#: 211907
  • Dimensions: 9" width x12" height x.1" depth
  • Weight: 1
  • Materials: Canvas, Charcoal, Mixed Media, Pastel
  • Subject: People
  • Style: Contemporary, Expressionism, Modern
  • Colors: Blue, Pink, Yellow

Artwork Description: This is a portrait of an individual with microcephaly, a neurological disorder where the head and brain are abnormally small, which is caused by the Zika virus. These individuals sometimes are developmentally disabled and in the early part of the 20th century they were often employed as "freaks" in sideshows. However, ...
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Artist Bio ~ I sign my work “Somogyi,” the ethnically-correct spelling of my Hungarian surname. ~ My education includes a B.A. in Theater as well as a Professional Certificate--Summa Cum Laude in Fashion Design. In 1987 one of my fashion designs won second prize in the "Suit of the Future" national design contest. ~ In 2014, at age 68, I turned my creative focus to drawing & painting and often create dimension in my art with fabric, apparel trim, feathers, jewelry, Swarovski rhinestones & beads, and paper collage. As a belly dancer, I spent...read more