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James Demark
GARDEN ROMANCE Signed Lithograph, Black Couple Portrait, Lovers, Flower Garden

1996

$1,500

About

GARDEN ROMANCE by the artist James Denmark is an original hand drawn, limited edition lithograph(not a photo reproduction or digital print) printed on archival Somerset paper using traditional hand lithography techniques. GARDEN ROMANCE is one of Denmark's expressive, colorful collage compositions of everyday African American life - a lovely flower garden scene featuring a romantic black couple, the woman seated amid the blossoming plants wearing a green and yellow paisley print dress and head wrap; her standing male companion with flower in hand, dressed in blue denim jeans, and pastel color patchwork print shirt. Vivid coloration, watercolor patterns, and collage effect textures captivate the eye with visual variety in a striking palette of blues, greens, white, red, orange, magenta, touches of yellow, lavender and dark black - a fine example of the intricacies of hand lithography! James Denmark, born in Winter Haven, Florida in 1936 is one of the few masters of collage. He utilizes an exacting process to cut and assemble brightly hand colored papers, fabric and objects into familiar figures and images. Denmark’s grandmother, a wire sculptor and quilt artist, exposed him to color and form at an early age. He was also influenced by his grandfather, a bricklayer noted for his unique custom design molds. Denmark attended Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, FL where he studied under the artist and acclaimed African-American art historian, Dr. Samella Lewis, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. After graduating from FAMU, Denmark moved to Brooklyn, NY and began teaching art in the public school system. Denmark earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree at the prestigious Pratt Institute of Fine Arts in New York. He has had over 60 one-man exhibitions and has participated in numerous group shows. His artworks are a part of well recognized private and corporate collections in United States, as well as in Mexico, South Africa, Europe, Japan and Africa, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Denmark has received numerous awards and commendations including the 39th Annual Printing Industry Award given by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and The Living Legends Award presented by the National Urban League.

Details

  • Creator
    James Demark (1936, American)
  • Creation Year
    1996
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 21.25 in. (53.98 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Edition of 250Price: $1,500
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Mint condition, never been framed or mounted, pencil signed and numbered, printers chop mark embossed on lower corner (actual number of print may vary from photo depending on availability),Print Documentation/COA will be provided.
  • Gallery Location
    Union City, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU83237790462

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    Ships From: Union City, NJ
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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