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Two female models in casual separates: Left model im top, jacket, pants and heels; right model in blouse, jumper pants , cap and sandals

Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925–2009)


Height x width: 25 3/16 x 18 7/8 in. (64 x 48 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black marker, ink wash, black pastel, white gouache on paper

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Fashion illustration

Fashion illustration depicting two female models in casual separates:

Left: model in low neck bandeau style striped top with small button down front, plain hip-length slim jacket with 3/4 sleeves, the lapels and pockets have cutwork trim, worn with contrasting plain light high waisted pleated slacks fastened with front fly and button at waistband, worn with heeled sandals.

Right: model in plain loose collarless blouse,the neckline has ties at opening left to dangle, worn under kneelength printed jumper, the top edge straight across chest held up by long wide shoulder straps, worn over long slim pants finished in fringe and heeled sandals, head topped with a beanie.

Text in marker and pencil: “VERTICAL KPB Bergdorf’s 65 screen comb. line & tone hold blacks solid Kritzia 2/5/78 2100 lines 15921”

Paper in two sections pasted together.


The artist; gift of the artist to the MFA. (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Kenneth Paul Block, made possible with the generous assistance of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf