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Martyrdom of St. Sebastian

Martyrdom of St. Sebastian


Guy Anderson

born Edmonds, Washington, 1906; died La Conner, Washington, 1998

Oil on composition board
31 x 11 in. (78.74 x 27.94 cm)
Frame h.: 33 1/4 in.
Frame w.: 13 1/4 in.
Gift in memory of Eunice P. Clise from her children
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryUnited States Information Agency/Seattle Art Museum, Pacific circuit, 1957-1958. (1957 - 1958)

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Northwest Acquisitions", March 1 - November 10, 1996 (3/1 - 11/10/1996)

Seattle, Washington, Henry Art Gallery, "What It Meant to Be Modern: Seattle Art at Mid-Century", October 15, 1999 - January 23, 2000

Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma Art Museum, "Northwest Mythology: The Interactions of Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan and Guy Anderson", May3, 2003 - August 10, 2003

Edmonds, Washington, Cascadia Art Museum, The Lavender Palette: Gay Culture and the Art of Washington State, October 24, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Published ReferencesHackett, Regina. "SAM's selectivity reflected in 'Recent Acquisitions' show," in Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 8, 1996

Conkleton, Sheryl et al. "What it Meant to Be Modern: Seattle Art at Mid-Century." Seattle, WA: Henry Art Gallery, 2000, illus. p. 29 (b&w)

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