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Union Mixer

Browning, Colleen

Union Mixer

8-color lithograph on paper, ed. 88/125

1976 Gift of Lorillard, NY

Colleen Browning gained a reputation as a major American realist in the latter half of the 20th century. Throughout her career, Browning's art has displayed an affinity for Social Realism. In "Union Mixer", Browning adopts Pop Art's compositional style. Rows and columns of portraits alternate with the stars and stripes of the United States flag to define the community of America. Browning comments, "All races, nationalities and ages of women and men are united under the flag of the U.S.A. As an immigrant myself I am very conscious of the great ethnic variety that is subsumed under the word 'American'."