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Karl Broodhagen (1909–2002) was a Guyanese-Barbadian artist, working mostly in sculpture and paint. Originally arriving to the island to become a tailor’s apprentice, he was awarded a British Council scholarship in 1952 and migrated to London during the Windrush era to study at Goldsmith’s College in London. His experience there exposed him not only to European art, but to non-European cultures, particularly African Art. He returned to Barbados after his studies. In addition to these public works, Broodhagen created many portrait busts, citing an interest in the people of Barbados and a desire to decolonize Eurocentric beauty standards. This bust is an example of his fascination with the female figure, not only in physical forms but in the expressions of inner qualities of strength, reflective of so many Caribbean women.