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After the Bath, 1989
Oil on canvas, 26 x 23
Collection of Fred and Sherry Ross

After completing The Newborn, Gjertson wanted to paint his daughter another time before she got much older. That fall, he saw her being dried by his wife after a bath in the kitchen sink. During the process they began to play peek-a-boo with the towel draped over the baby’s head. His daughter’s skin looked so striking against the white towel that he decided to paint her that way.


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