Self-Portrait, Asleep with Creatures

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Self-Portrait, Asleep with Creatures
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N0012.2000
Description: 
In this painting, Lebduska depicts himself fast asleep in the foreground, while the painting he had started unfolds around him in a dreamlike fashion. Lebduska studied stained glass-making and decorative painting while growing up in Czechoslovakia. When he immigrated to the United States, he began work as a decorative mural painter and later worked for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project during the Great Depression. In his spare time, he painted fantasies and fables based on his memories as well as images of Czech folklore, biblical stories and personal observations. Horses were a favored subject: he developed a fondness for them while living on his uncle's horse farm in Maryland.
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height 37.25 in ; width 43 in
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