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Created by:
Steve Randall Allen, American, born 1954  Search this
Commissioned by:
United States Olympic Committee, American, founded 1894  Search this
acrylic paint on canvas
48 x 60 x 1 1/2 in. (121.9 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm)
acrylic paintings
Place depicted:
Athens, Periféreia Protevoúsis, Greece, Europe
An acrylic painting depicting people participating in Summer Olympic events. Some of the events depicted are rowing, archery, basketball, baseball, table tennis, track and field, lacrosse, shooting, Tae Kwon Do, cycling, badminton, soccer, an equestrian events, fencing, soccer, weight lifting, wrestling gymnastics, boxing and judo. At top center, partially obscured by the athletes are the words "United States" in blue and "USA" in red. At the center of the painting is a man running. He is holding an Olympic torch and wearing a gold medal on a blue ribbon. The painting is signed by Steve R. Allen at bottom right.
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Steve R. Allen in honor of Mr. Arthur Lee Allen
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Steve R. Allen
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National Museum of African American History and Culture