Finished in 1984. Sold that year. The owner traded it back to me in 1999 for another painting. It was badly nicked and scratched so I had to repair it and update it slightly with my then finer technical skills.
My favorite author. There is no color photo of this. My reference is a B & W photo on the back of the book "The Early Ayn Rand". It's a photo of her as she looked just having arrived in the United States from the Soviet Union (she was born in Russia), never to return. Drab dress with a little tear, the kind of dress her here-to-fore prosperous family was reduced to after the Soviets destroyed Russia, nationalizing her father's pharmacy. I imagined all the color, and that surely she would have found a way to put some color, a flower or something in that torn dress.
May 22nd, 2007
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