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Starting Line Acrylic | Wilma Rudolph
Starting Line Acrylic | Wilma Rudolph
Starting Line Acrylic | Wilma Rudolph
Starting Line Acrylic | Wilma Rudolph
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Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph

$9,500

American (1940–1994)

  • Date: 1980
  • Acrylic on Canvas, signed and dated lower right
  • Size: 89.5 x 48 in. (227.33 x 121.92 cm)
  • Frame Size: 90 x 49.5 inches

$9,500

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about Starting Line

This painting by gold medalist sprinter Wilma Rudolph was commissioned in 1980 by Anheuser Busch to be auctioned off for charity.

This work is particularly interesting because it appears that Wilma was recreating a track lane, with the tan background and the white lines which frame the edge of the image. Also present are two handprints, where the runner would kneel right before the starting gun is fired.

Starting Line Acrylic | Wilma Rudolph
Starting Line Acrylic | Wilma Rudolph
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About The Artist: Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Glodean Rudolph was an African-American sprinter born in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee, who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games. Rudolph competed in the 200-meter dash and won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100-meter relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics at Melbourne, Australia. She also won three gold medals, in the 100- and...

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About The Medium: Acrylic

A fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry.

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Starting Line

Wilma Rudolph

1980

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Starting Line

Wilma Rudolph

1980

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