Medium: Lithograph

Signature: Numbered 15/30 A.P. lower left, signed and dated lower right


22 in. h. x 28.5 in. w., paper

28.25 in. h. x 32.5 in. w., as framed


"My fascination with the circus and the activities that revolved around it came very early, as did my interest in art. In fact, they went hand in hand. The margins of my school books were always a temptation to draw circus parades raveling around each printed page. I would sit on the curbstone enthralled as the morning sun shone on the glittering exotic world of circus animals and performers passing before my eyes. No wonder that it all had to be recorded on the margins of my dreary school books. I would watch the roustabouts early in the morning putting up the tents, the concession stands being prepared for a busy day, the animal wagons being washed down in preparation for the parade. I always enjoyed these intimate scenes that were as much a part of circus life for me as were the glamour and thrill of the big top. This vivid world of the circus captivated me for many years." -Clarence Holbrook Carter, as quoted in Frank Anderson Trapp's, Clarence Holbrook Carter (New York: Rizzoli, 1989) 18. 

Edition of 30


Exhibited: WOLFS Gallery, Cleveland, OH, Cleveland: A Cultural Center, July - August 2018, illustrated #127 page 128

Type of Work: Prints

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