State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Art Collection


Oil on illustration board

37.50 x 20.50

Scott M Matheson Courthou...


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A collage of images, including the seated Lincoln from the Lincoln Memorial and a woman (Marion Anderson) at a microphone at the top, people singing, dancing and playing musical instruments down center, a farmer plowing his fields on the left, the New York harbor on the right.

This work was featured in the Visual Arts Newsletter for February, 2013: "In 1939, classical singer Marian Anderson stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and gave a concert to an audience of 75,000 people. Just a few days before, The Daughters of the American Revolution turned Ms. Anderson away from performing a concert in Constitution Hall because her intended audience was to be racially-integrated. This artwork by Utah artist Carlos Anderson shows Marian Anderson performing as a crowd of people are drawn to her singing. Many who come to hear Anderson are playing musical instruments; one man in the bottom right has shackles on his wrists; Marian Anderson’s voice echoes through the US, from an amber field to a bustling New York cityscape as Abraham Lincoln’s marble memorial looks on."