1877 in Brooklyn, NY
Died 1949 in New York, NY
|Girl in Uniform, 1936|
paint on canvas
40 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr.
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|Kuhn’s mature career
is almost exclusively identified with his portraits of circus and vaudeville
performers. From 1922–26, he made his living designing and directing
touring stage revues, so he was very familiar with the world of performers
and vaudeville. This painting may be one of his series of show girls dressed
in close-fitting, military-style costumes. In fact, Kuhn kept costumes
in his studio that his wife made for his show girl/models to wear.