Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 16

Harriet and Leon by Allan Rohan Crite

1941 / Oil on canvas / 36”x26” / Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA

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See also: February 16~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/16/february-16-african-american-visual-artists/

February 15, 1751~ Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein is born

Goethe in the Roman Campagna
by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein

1787 / Oil on canvas / 64 1/2”x81” / Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

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“Having a bad day? Always remember: someone painted a life-sized portrait of Goethe with two left feet.”
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Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 15

Young Queen of Ethiopia by James W. Washington, Jr.

1956 / Limestone on wood base / 16 1/2”x6 5/8”x9 3/4”
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

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See also: February 15~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/15/february-15-african-american-visual-artists/

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 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 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 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 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/

January 31, 1865~ Congress passes 13th Amendment; submitted to states February 1st for ratification

A Visit from the Old Mistress by Winslow Homer

1876 / Oil on canvas / 18”x24” / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

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Previous January 31 posts:
Winter~ January 31
January 31 (music)~
Betty Parsons~ January 31, 1900-July 23, 1982
Jackie Robinson: January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972
Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/31~