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War Widows / Willard Stone

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At the end of World War II a lot of women had lost their husbands. This represents the grief they felt from their losses. The multi-figures represent the great number of grieving widows at the end of the war. The small figures are not children, but are just more wives. The long line represents the wives disappearing in the distance—perspective symbolism.

From the exhibition: Willard Stone: Following the Grain, 2016.
Willard Stone, artist.

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Title(s): 
War Widows
Creator(s): 
Willard Stone;
Willard Stone
Culture: 
Native American; Cherokee
Date: 
mid-20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
wild cherry wood
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
1127.56
Previous Number(s): 
19917
Department: 
Signed, "Stone".
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