Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 14

Mrs. Simmons by Samuel Joseph Brown

c.1936 / Watercolor and pencil / 29 7/8”x20 3/4” / Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

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See also: February 14~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/14/february-14-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 13

Rehearsal in Swing by Richard William Lindsey

1937 / Lithograph / Image: 11 5/8”x15” / Various collections incl. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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See also: February 13~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/13/february-13-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 12

Untitled by Beauford Delaney

c.1970 / Oil on canvas / 63 1/4”x51 1/4” / Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

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See also: February 12~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/12/february-12-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 11

Monday Morning Wash by Dox Thrash

c.1938-1939 / Color carborundum mezzotint / 11”x14”
Various collections, incl. Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

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See also: February 11~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/11/february-11-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 10

Lift Every Voice and Sing by Augusta Savage
Photograph by Carl Van Vecthen

Postcard dated June 18, 1939 / 5 1/2”x3 1/2” / Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale, New Haven, CT

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“Augusta Savage at the Fair”~
http://exhibitions.nypl.org/biblion/worldsfair/fashion-food-famous-faces-pop-culture-fair/gallery/gallery-augusta
“Artist Augusta Savage and the Tragic Story of Her Lost Masterwork”~
http://behindthescenes.nyhistory.org/artist-augusta-savage-and-the-tragic-story-of-her-lost-masterwork/

See also: February 10~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/10/february-10-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 9

The Blue Nile by Palmer Hayden

1964 / Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper / 21 1/2”x27 7/8″ / MoMA, NYC

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See also: February 9~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/09/february-9-african-american-visual-artists/

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
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/08/february-8-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 7

Traveling (Lead Kindly Light) by William Edouard Scott

1918 / Oil on canvas / 22 1/8”x18” / Huntington Museum of Art, WV

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See also: February 7~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/07/february-7-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 6

Krazy Kat by George Herriman

No date / Ink, pencil, and watercolor on paper / 13 1/2”x14 1/2” / Private collection

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See also: February 6~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/06/february-6-african-american-visual-artists/

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 5

Interiör med Kortspelande Sällskap
by Joseph Clinton Devillis

No date / Oil on canvas / 19 1/4”x23 5/8” / Private collection

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See also: February 5~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/05/february-5-african-american-visual-artists/