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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, 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.

Artist Bio ~ Jayne Somogy—who signs her work “Somogyi,” the ethnically-correct spelling of her Hungarian surname—grew up and attended college in the Midwest of the U.S. as a design/theatre major, then lived most of her life in Los Angeles, retiring in 2008 to Conyers, Georgia after working as an administrative assistant, legal secretary, word processor, proofreader, and graphic artist. Her love was always the arts, and free time was spent acting, singing, dancing, drawing, and designing, often on a semi-professional level. She also earned an additional degree (summa cum laude) in...read more