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Figure

Morton Livingston Schamberg (1881-1918)

Object Details

  • Date

    1913

  • Object Type

    Paintings

  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Dimensions

    26 1/8 x 32 1/4 in.

  • Inscriptions

    Recto:

    signed and dated u.r.: Schamberg \ 1913

  • Credit Line

    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Accession Number

    1984.16

  • Copyright

    Public domain

Additional details

Location: On view
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  • Grades 1–5

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    Grades 5–8

    Choose a realistic image of a human figure or ask a student to pose. Ask students to reduce the figure to simple, two-dimensional shapes and to apply color in a way that makes the figure distinguishable from the background.

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