Wilma Rudolph, Starting Line Acrylic - RoGallery
Wilma Rudolph, Starting Line Acrylic - RoGallery
Wilma Rudolph, Starting Line Acrylic - RoGallery
Wilma Rudolph, Starting Line Acrylic - RoGallery
Wilma Rudolph, Starting Line Acrylic - RoGallery

Starting Line

Regular price $9,500.00 Sale

This painting by gold medalist sprinter Wilma Rudolph was commissioned in 1980 by Anheuser Busch to be auctioned off for charity. This work is particularly interesting because it appears that Wilma was recreating a track lane, with the tan background and the white lines which frame the edge of the image. Also present are two handprints, where the runner would kneel right before the starting gun is fired.