Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 8

Miss Bailey with the African Shawl by Elise Forrest Harleston

(By happenstance, today is the birthday of Elise Forrest Harleston)

1930 / Photograph / Dimensions unknown
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library

[The painter Edwin Augustus] Harleston often used photographs taken by Elise as source material for his portraits. One example of this practice is Miss Sue Bailey with the African Shawl, widely regarded as one of the artist’s finest works.

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See also: February 8~ African-American visual artists

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