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Breck Girl

Advertisement for Breck shampoo, featuring a light-skinned white woman with shiny, short brown hair and red lips. There are a few outlines drawn onto the ad. The artist used this as a model for his drawing of Ella Fitzgerald.

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  • Advertisement for Breck shampoo, featuring a light-skinned white woman with shiny, short brown hair and red lips. There are a few outlines drawn onto the ad. The artist used this as a model for his drawing of Ella Fitzgerald.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Joseph Yoakum
American, 1890-1972

About this artwork

Yoakum used this magazine advertisement to create the carbon outline for Ella Fitzgerald.

Status

On View, Gallery 127A

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Joseph Yoakum

Title

Breck Girl

Origin

United States

Date

1957–1967

Medium

Graphite pencil and color offset lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions

280 × 211 mm

Credit Line

The Art Institute of Chicago

Reference Number

1979.175b

Extended information about this artwork

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