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Africa - Collage Painting in Orange - African American Artist
Located in Miami, FL
African American artist Alvin Hollingsworth created an inventive and intriguing close-up portrait
Category

1980s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Fabric, Burlap, Wood, Oil

African American Realist Oil Painting Baseball Outsider Folk Art Andrew Turner
By Andrew Turner
Located in Surfside, FL
into some African American lifestyles and serve as an inspiration to my students and others to continue
Category

1970s American Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas, Oil

Charles McGee Oil Painting "Squares and Things" African-American 1967
By Charles McGee
Located in Detroit, MI
work incorporating the homely quilt - the powerful symbol of the African American road to safety from
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Still-life Paintings

Materials

Oil, Masonite

African American Artist Charles Bohannah (1910- 1985) oil painting, portrait
Located in Framingham, MA
This is a beautiful original oil painting on canvas, depicting the Portrait of a woman in a profile
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1960s Impressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

'The Blue Scarf', 1960's African American Oil, Study of a Black Woman, Phoenix
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
An elegant and psychologically penetrating, American School portrait of a woman, shown in three
Category

1980s Modern Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Frank Alan, 70s painting of African-American man
Located in San Francisco, CA
Frank Allen 70s painting of African-American man dressed in a white robe and top hat. Oil on canvas
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1970s Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Alabama Surreal Folk Art Oil Painting African American Woman, Flower Headdress
By Maltby Sykes
Located in Surfside, FL
" written on the stretcher verso It is a Surrealist Folk Art figure of an African woman oil painting on
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1960s Folk Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Florida Oil Painting African American Woman Art Annie Nobles Miller Indian River
Located in Surfside, FL
"Annie Nobles Miller" Abstract Florida landscape oil on board painting Hand signed lower left
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

20th C. Figurative Abstract Painting Cleveland School African American Artist
By Beni E. Kosh
Located in Beachwood, OH
Beni E. Kosh/Charles Elmer Harris (American, 1917-1993) Untitled Oil on canvas board Estate stamped
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Black Angel - African American Artist
Located in Miami, FL
a realist style by African American artist Thomas Blackshear. Oil on canvas laid on board
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Early 2000s American Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Board

Folk Art Mexican Girl Oil Painting on Burlap Charming Naive African American Art
By Jose Maria de Servin
Located in Surfside, FL
"primitive" by Western academia, such as Native American, sub saharan African or Pacific Island art (see
Category

Mid-20th Century Folk Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Burlap, Oil

Folk Art Mexican Boy Oil Painting on Burlap Charming Naive African American Art
By Jose Maria de Servin
Located in Surfside, FL
"primitive" by Western academia, such as Native American, sub saharan African or Pacific Island art (see
Category

Mid-20th Century Folk Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Burlap, Oil

African American Cotton field Southern Caronlina Painting, Woman w/ Pipe
By William Aiken Walker
Located in New York, NY
Up for sale is a wonderful 19th C painting by William Aiken Walker (1838 - 1921) Depicts a
Category

1860s Hudson River School Paintings

Materials

Oil

Pardner, 1943 Vintage African American Art, Black Artist, Painting, Pet Portrait
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
African American artists. This show included works by Romare Bearden, who was awarded Honorable Mention
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Animal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

African American Sitting Portrait
By Arnold Blanch
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
social-realist American life with mystical overtones and a child-like seeming style. He was also a
Category

Mid-20th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

1977 REALIST African American SHOE SHINER Portrait Painting BLM ARTIST
Located in New York, NY
Arnold J. Hurley is an African American artist born 1944 Images on paper and canvas have been part
Category

1970s Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Indian Chief by African American Artist Bai, Painting on Paper
By Bai (Carl Karni-Bain)
Located in New york, NY
Indian Chief, 2024 by contemporary African American artist Bai (Carl Karni-Bain), is a 30 x 22in
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Rag Paper, Ballpoint Pen

Black Angel - African American Artist - Black Artist
Located in Miami, FL
a realist style by African American artist Thomas Blackshear. Oil on canvas laid on board
Category

Early 2000s American Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Board

Abstract 1964 - South African sixties abstract art oil painting
Located in London, GB
This fantastic Sixties abstract oil painting on paper on canvas is by noted South African artist
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1960s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

His and Her's - Expressionist Figurative Painting of an African American Couple
By Parris Jaru
Located in New York, NY
Parris Jaru's His and Her's is a 40 x 36 inches oil painting representing an African American young
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Canvas, Oil, Pigment

Mid Century Portrait of an African American Man
By Genevieve Rogers
Located in Soquel, CA
Mid-century figure study of an African American man by American Impressionist artist Genevieve
Category

Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Laid Paper, Oil

1940s Oil Painting Portrait of Two Figures, American Modernist Figurative
By Angelo Di Benedetto
Located in Denver, CO
Oil on canvas signed by artist Angelo Di Benedetto (1913-1992) featuring two young figures reading
Category

1940s American Modern Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Joe Louis" Oil on Board with Mixed Media, Iconic Portrait, African American
By Henry Heading
Located in Detroit, MI
person of African-American descent to achieve the status of a nationwide hero within the United States
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Wood, Board, Oil

Portrait of an African-American Man
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
Edwin Kosarek (b.1929). Portrait, 1951. Oil on masonite panel, 20 x 24 inches; 25 x 29 inches in
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Simka Simkhovitch WPA Artist Oil Painting Gouache American Modernist Powerline
By Simka Simkhovitch
Located in Surfside, FL
renovations due to its stereotypical African American imagery. Simka painted what he thought was typical of
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1930s American Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Gouache, Board

The Black Indian Chief by African American Artist Bai, Painting on Paper
By Bai (Carl Karni-Bain)
Located in New york, NY
The Black Indian Chief, 2024 by contemporary African American artist Bai (Carl Karni-Bain), is a 30
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil Pastel, Acrylic, Rag Paper, Ballpoint Pen

"Statue of Liberty" American Icon, Oil Painting, Triptych
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
The California African American Museum with a retrospective of her life’s work which included almost
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Simka Simkhovitch WPA Artist Oil Painting American Modernist Landscape Pond Tree
By Simka Simkhovitch
Located in Surfside, FL
renovations due to its stereotypical African American imagery. Simka painted what he thought was typical of
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1930s American Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Board, Oil

Simka Simkhovitch WPA Artist Oil Painting American Modernist Landscape w Tower
By Simka Simkhovitch
Located in Surfside, FL
renovations due to its stereotypical African American imagery. Simka painted what he thought was typical of
Category

1930s American Modern Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Portrait of Artist's Wife with Fruit, 1945 American Modern Oil Painting
By Hayes Lyon
Located in Denver, CO
Untitled (Portrait of Bessy Lyon, Artist Wife) is an oil on canvas painting by Hayes Lyon (1901
Category

1940s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Simka Simkhovitch WPA Artist Oil Painting Family Mother, Kids American Modernist
By Simka Simkhovitch
Located in Surfside, FL
renovations due to its stereotypical African American imagery. The following year, his painting "Holiday" won
Category

1930s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Board, Oil

Two Men and a Horse by African American Artist Bai, Painting on Paper
By Bai (Carl Karni-Bain)
Located in New york, NY
Two Men and a Horse, 2024 by contemporary African American artist Bai (Carl Karni-Bain), is a 30 x
Category

2010s Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Rag Paper, Ballpoint Pen

"Mamas Shock" African American Black Folk Artist
By Leon Collins
Located in San Antonio, TX
Leon Collins (Born 1930) Born Galveston Texas Artist Image Size: 28 x 21.75 Medium: Oil
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1970s Folk Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil

Portrait of a young African American woman
By Chuck Tingley
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original oil on canvas by Chuck Tingley. Chuck Tingley is one of four artists responsible for
Category

2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique Black American Modern Artist Framed Interior Portrait Oil Painting
Located in Buffalo, NY
Incredible early American modernist portrait by Stephen H Booker (1933 - 2016). Oil on canvas
Category

1940s Modern Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Modernist Portrait by African American Artist Charleston Wilson
Located in Larchmont, NY
period,Charleston Wilson also painted fine art to be sold. African-American artist Joseph Delaney created
Category

1970s Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

African-American Woman Life Study Painting by Leonard Buzz Wallace
Located in Garnerville, NY
oil painting on canvas of an African-American woman. Circa 1950-60. Signed on reverse, Buzz, which was
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Social Realist Street Scene of Youth at Play (African American)
By Paul Zimmerman
Located in Surfside, FL
this urban street scene sensitively captures a group of African American kids at play. Paul Zimmerman
Category

Mid-20th Century American Realist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Gnarled Tree - African American Artist
By Charles Alston
Located in Miami, FL
Executed in 1930, this abstract yet representational biomorphic charcoal work by African American
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1930s American Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Charcoal

Ambushed in Africa - Expressionist Figurative Painting
By Parris Jaru
Located in New York, NY
Artist, American Indian artist, Figurative Painting, Africa
Category

2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Pigment, Oil, Mixed Media

Expressionist African American Woman Portrait German Brazilian Harry Elsas
Located in Surfside, FL
structure before painting a picture. In 1945, he was working with Lasar Segall (Lithuanian Jewish and
Category

20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Board, Oil

Devil: No Horns, Burning in Hell, African American Harlem Renaissance
Located in Miami, FL
African American artist Harry O. Tanner in a review of his Prophet series exhibited in 1970. "Devil: No
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1970s Expressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

"Cars, Buildings People" Contemporary Outsider Folk Art African American Urban
By Purvis Young
Located in New York, NY
"Cars, Buildings People" Contemporary Outsider Folk Art African American Urban The painting
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1990s Outsider Art Landscape Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil

Exodus 12 - African American Artist - colorful abstract red orange purple pink
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
For four decades, G. (Gloucester) Caliman Coxe was considered the dean of African-American artists
Category

1980s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Cuban Artist Pastel Drawing African American Emilio Cruz Bonnie & Clyde Painting
Located in Surfside, FL
Museum in Harlem; the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Museum of African American History and
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20th Century Neo-Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Oil Pastel, Paper

African American Mother and Child by Peggy Dodds Circa 1940's
By Peggy Dodds
Located in Rochester, NY
Fashionably dressed African American mother and child by Peggy Dodds (1900-1987). Large oil on
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Nude. African American Woman exhibited piece 1942 University of Iowa exhibited
By Coreen Mary Spellman
Located in San Antonio, TX
Medium: Oil Bio: Exhibited in the Ninth Annual Student Art show at the State University of Iowa Coreen
Category

1940s Impressionist Nude Paintings

Materials

Oil

ANGLO-AMERICAN SCHOOL C. 1820'S - PORTRAIT OF MERCHANT ON SHIP WITH GLOBE & MAP
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
armed British merchantman through a window. A very fine and rare work. Medium: oil painting on canvas
Category

Early 19th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Sanza Player, Painting, Oil on Canvas
Located in Yardley, PA
Here is an original oil painting of an African musician playing the sanza, in hues of purple and
Category

2010s Surrealist Paintings

Materials

Oil

EXODUS 28 African-American Artist colorful abstract red orange green purple pink
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
, G. (Gloucester) Caliman Coxe was considered the dean of African-American artists in Louisville
Category

1980s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Meditation on African Sculpture, mid-century figural abstract painting
By Beni E. Kosh
Located in Beachwood, OH
Beni E. Kosh/Charles Elmer Harris (American, 1917-1993) Meditation on African Sculpture, 1957 Oil
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1950s Modern Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Performer w African Mask, Asian Fan, predominantly black and white oil on panel
By Audrey Anastasi
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Created with oil on panel, and using her non-dominant hand, the performers series reveals the rich
Category

2010s American Modern Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

'Mending', African American Woman Folk Artist, Houston, Dallas, Blues Museum Oil
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
colors various aspects of African American secular and religious activities in Depression-era East Texas
Category

1980s Folk Art Interior Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Gouache, Paper

American Artist Abstract Painting
Located in Surfside, FL
studio and studied oil painting with Geller. Rudolph Weisenborn was another early influence. Working with
Category

Mid-20th Century Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paint

'Words to the Wise', African American Memento Mori, Skeletons, Bay Area, Black
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Signed on palette, lower right, 'John Diallo Jones' (American, 20th century) and dated 1992. A
Category

1970s Expressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Board, Oil

Trucks in the City African American Self-Taught Florida Outsider Folk Art Urban
By Purvis Young
Located in New York, NY
of African American History and Culture, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others. The oil on
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Late 20th Century Outsider Art Figurative Paintings

Materials

Board, Oil

'The Challenge' Contemporary Photorealist painting of a large African Elephant
Located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
'The Challenge' by Ben Waddams is a Contemporary Realist Wildlife oil painting of an African
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Semi-Abstract, Colorful Painting by African artist 'For the People'
By Wosene Kosrof
Located in White Plains, NY
artist’s inspirations are varied, drawing upon African traditions, personal experience, American jazz, and
Category

2010s Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

An African Sunrise
By Carole Garland
Located in Palm Desert, CA
The sprawling African landscape - its flood plains and grasslands - are illuminated by the early
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

‘African Diva’ Figurative Nude Femail Oil On Canvas Ashcan School Movement
Located in Carmel, CA
Bernard Krigstein (March 22, 1919 – January 8, 1990) was an American illustrator and Ashscan school
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

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