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|Triple Self-portrait, Red Skelton--the official and unofficial images.|
|Skelton painting, probably not his first clown,|
but judging by his youthful appearance,
likely one dating from the mid-1940s.
|Lucille Ball as seen by Red Skelton|
|Skelton's W. C. Fields.|
Red occasionally painted
tributes to other clowns.
|Skelton and his art, 1948|
|I believe this to be an "early" Skelton clown, possibly dating from 1947. |
However, the face is rather "old" for that year. (The date is hard to discern.)
|By 1953, Skelton's happy times included movies as well as television.|
|Not exactly top billing.|
|Some might be surprised to know that Red Skelton also painted still-lifes, this one dating from 1950-51. |
Bring in the Clowns.