Men, oil on canvas, 16ft x 9.5 ft

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Painted from life, I would trace the body with a long handled brush, then have them stand to the side as I painted their full body portraits Sargent-style, backing up 15-20 feet, then running up to the canvas to make one or two marks. Each portrait took about 3 hours.

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Exhibition view, at the Cooper Union

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