Steel Man

Artist Details

Name: Larry Francis Lebby
Birth: 1950
Nationality: American

Artwork Details

Date of Work: 1992
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Medium: india ink wash on paper
Dimensions: 23 x 19 inches
Credit: Museum Purchase

Larry Lebby remembers sketching on anything from paper bags to bed sheets at the age of four or five. The segregated school he attended could not afford an art teacher, so it was not until integration and his transfer to a predominantly white school that formal training began. His education continued at Allen University in Columbia and later at the University of South Carolina. During his years of training, Lebby experimented with a variety of mediums including watercolor, lithographs, graphite, Bic pens, berry juice, Worcestershire sauce and even tea. His works are often of children – a favorite subject – or family and acquaintances depicted in rural settings.

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