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 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 4

American Mixture of Ethiopian Race by Mary A. Bell

Before 1938 / Crayon on paper / 20 1/2”x15 1/2” / Carl Van Vechten papers,
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale, New Haven, CT

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See also: February 4~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/04/february-4-african-american-visual-artists/

January 27, 1825~ President Monroe approves plan to relocate east coast Indian nations to the west

State Names by Jaune Quick-To-See Smith

2000 / Oil, collage, and mixed media on canvas / 48”x72” / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

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Previous January 27 posts:

Winter~ January 27

January 27 (music)~

Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/27~

January 15, 1951~ Photograph of “The Irascibles” appears in LIFE magazine

The Irascibles by Nina Leen

Photographed November 24, 1950

“From left, rear, they are: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne; (next row) Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst (with bow tie), Jackson Pollock (in striped jacket), James Brooks, Clyfford Still (leaning on knee), Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin; (in foreground) Theordoros Stamos (on bench), Barnett Newman (on stool), Mark Rothko (with glasses).”

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Entire issue online here~ https://tinyurl.com/LIFE-magazine-Google-Books

Previous January 15 posts:

Winter~ January 15

Frances Benjamin Johnston: Born January 15, 1864

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/15~