21-1/2 x 29-5/8 in. (sight) 27-1/2 x 35-1/2 x 2-1/2 in. (framed)
Gift of a Group of African-American Citizens of Indianapolis, April l6, l929
Donated to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1929
Hardrick was born in Indianapolis, where he spent his entire career.
Little Brown Girl exemplifies Hardrick’s figure studies in floral settings. Its brightly colored background, painted with a palette knife, is typical of the artist’s impressionist style.
This painting received a Harmon Foundation bronze medal in 1927. From 1926 to 1933 the Harmon Foundation presented awards to African American artists for distinguished achievement in the fine arts.
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