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Morris Staff Pick Monday

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Event Coordinator Lauren Land’s choice for Morris Staff Pick Monday: Hattie Saussy’s Portrait-Girl in Red.

“I have always loved Saussy’s portrayal of this young girl in red, mostly because I can relate to her sullen disposition. Actually, I think we can all relate to being dragged to a fancy party or wedding as a youngster and annoyed by every great aunt pinching our cheeks. The aftermath of her disdain—her sulky expression—is teenage angst at it’s best.”⠀

Image: Hattie Saussy, Portrait-Girl in Red, 1935. Oil on board. Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia.