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Synthia Saint James
WITH HONORS Signed Lithograph, Graduation Ceremony, Cap Gown Tassel, Education

1990

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Synthia Saint James (American, b. 1949), WITH HONORS is a hand drawn limited edition color lithograph(not a photo reproduction or digital print) printed using hand lithography techniques on archival Arches paper, 100% acid free. WITH HONORS is a rainbow colored figurative composition rendered in a contemporary style (reminiscent of Jacob Lawrence-Migration), depicting a multicultural graduation ceremony viewed from the audience perspective, with colorfully dressed men, women and children seated in stadium seating as graduates in white caps and gowns walk in procession. WITH HONORS excites the viewer with its bright, vivid shades of orange, yellow, red, blue, purple, browns, lime green, dark green, burgundy, gray, white and black. Details include African style striped fabric, full brimmed hats, deep green seating area and intense blue sky. An inspiring scene honoring the achievements of those committed to the importance of pursuing higher education. Superb quality, hand crafted original print, LARGE horizontal format - Print size - 26.5 x 36 inches, unframed, excellent condition, vivid colors, pencil signed by Synthia Saint James Edition size - 100, plus proofs Year published - 1990 Printer - JK Fine Art Editions Co. Synthia Saint James is a self-taught, world renowned multicultural visual artist, award winning author/illustrator of 17 children’s books, an art marketing book, three poetry books, a book of affirmations, and a cookbook, and also an architectural designer. She is most celebrated for designing the first Kwanzaa Stamp in 1997, and the 2016 Forever Kwanzaa Stamp for the United States Postal Service for which she received a History Maker Award, and for the international cover art for Terry McMillan’s book Waiting to Exhale. Saint James' art also graces the walls of over a dozen U.S. Embassies worldwide since the 1992.
  • Creator:
    Synthia Saint James (1949, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1990
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 26.5 in (67.31 cm)Width: 36 in (91.44 cm)
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  • Condition:
    Pristine condition, unframed, pencil signed, titled, and inscribed P.P.(Printer Proof) aside from an edition of 100, printers chop mark embossed on lower margin, from the master printers private collection, Print documentation/COA will be provided.
  • Gallery Location:
    Union City, NJ
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU832311493122
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