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African American Portrait, Portrait Photography-Tangerine
By Addison Jones
Located in Delaware , OH
ABOUT THIS PIECE: "Tangerine (Cortney - 715)" African American Portraits are what Addison Loves to shoot. Addison has a way to capture Portrait Photography that conveys her subjects...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

Materials

Rag Paper, Color

African American Portrait Photography-Double Curl
By Addison Jones
Located in Delaware , OH
ABOUT THIS PIECE: "Double Curl (Cortney + Bethyie- 711)", an African American Portrait that was shot in-studio in the Midwest. The subjects are twins shot in natural light to give t...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Photography

Materials

Rag Paper, Color

Pair of African American Portraits
By Josef Presser
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Josef Presser (Poland, United States, 1907 - 1967) “Pair of African American Portraits” 9 x 7” each, Gouache on paper (One signed) circa 1945 About Josef Presser was born in Lublin...
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1940s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Gouache

"Gabriel", African-American Portrait, Figurative, Reds
By Ijania Cortez
Located in Detroit, MI
"Gabriel" is a painting showing Ijana's masterful use of color. In the foreground an African-American man is painted in profile in a warm red glow while the same figure is depicted b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Ingosi" African American Portrait, Abstract Collage, Colors
By Onzie Norman
Located in Detroit, MI
"Ingosi" is an abstracted collage portrait of an artist holding the symbolic tool of his work - his paintbrush. Ordinarily the view of an artwork is as seen by the artist, this rever...
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2010s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Stainless Steel

"Preservation", African-American Portrait, Figurative, Reds and Blues
By Ijania Cortez
Located in Detroit, MI
"Preservation" is a painting showing Ijana's masterful use of color. The same African-American man is depicted in cool blue and a vibrant but soft red duality, frontal and near prof...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

"Inevitable Lapse", African-American Portrait, Figurative, Reds and Blacks
By Ijania Cortez
Located in Detroit, MI
"Inevitable Lapse" is a triptych-style painting showing Ijana's masterful use of color blended with shadow. In three panels an African-American man is depicted in motion in various ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Wood, Acrylic

"Rebel Without a Pause" African American Portrait, Iconic Boom Box, Colors
Located in Detroit, MI
The American actor, Bill Nunn, is shown portrait style wearing a Public Enemy T-shirt while holding an over-sized boom box in this portrait of him, "Rebel Without a Pause." He is po...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Paper, Board

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 the monumental public art mural commissioned by the Albright Knox Art Gallery, entit...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Fancy" Female Portrait, Colors, African-American
By John Osler
Located in Detroit, MI
"Fancy" is a lighted-heart title for this quiet dignified portrait and therefore suggests a mood rather than an individual. The rich colors John uses dance across the canvas. The ton...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Self Portrait, Expressionist, Figurative, African American Art
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Self Portrait" is a painting by Philadelphia born Expressionist painter Bernard Harmon. The 47" x 28.5" oil on canvas portrait features Harmon at a young age of about 25 years old. ...
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1960s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Stars and Stripes, Female Portrait with American Flag, African American Art
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Stars and Stripes" is an oil on board portrait of a young woman with an American Flag, painted by Philadelphia born Expressionist artist Bernard Harmon. The painting is 41 3/4" x 35...
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1970s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

"Quarantine" Self-Portrait, African American, Structural Painting, Rich Colors
By Henry Heading
Located in Detroit, MI
The simple title "Quarantine" belies the complex nature of this work. It is a self-portrait of the artist, Henry Heading, immersed in the tools of his trade, a French painter's beret...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Wood, Masonite, Acrylic

Seated Figure, Expressionist Color Male Portrait, African American Art
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Seated Figure" is a painting by Philadelphia born Expressionist painter Bernard Harmon. The 48" x 35.75" oil on board portrait is painted in energetic and bold brushstrokes, with vi...
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1960s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Board

The Potter, Interior Portrait of a Young Man, African American Art
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"The Potter" is an interior portrait of a young man working on a vase at his potter's wheel by Philadelphia born Expressionist painter Bernard Harmon. The 24.25" x 14" oil on cardboa...
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1950s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Cardboard, Oil

Drums, Expressionist Group Portrait of Three Musicians, African American Art
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Drums" is a painting by Philadelphia born Expressionist painter Bernard Harmon. The 34" x 40" oil on board group portrait of three musicians playing the drums is painted in energeti...
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1960s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Girl at Desk, Color Portrait of Young Woman, African American Artist
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Girl at Desk" is an oil on board portrait painting by Philadelphia born Expressionist painter Bernard Harmon of a young woman, presumably a student, sitting by her desk. This work f...
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1970s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Board, Oil

Pattern Skirt, Interior Portrait of a Woman with Plants, African American Art
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Pattern Skirt" is an oil on board interior portrait of a young woman sitting, painted by Philadelphia born Expressionist artist Bernard Harmon. The painting is 39 1/2" x 36" in size...
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1970s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Young Man, Portrait in Color, Oil on Canvas, African American Art
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Young Man" is an oil on canvas portrait painting by Philadelphia born Expressionist painter Bernard Harmon. The painting is 26" x 36" in size, signed on the lower right. Bernard Ha...
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1950s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Snap Peas, Interior Environmental Portrait of Young Woman, African American Art
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Snap Peas" is an interior portrait of a young woman working at her kitchen table, painted by Philadelphia born Expressionist painter Bernard Harmon. The 24" x 36" oil on board paint...
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1950s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Board, Oil

Fashion Girl, Color Portrait of a Woman, African American Artist, Double Sided
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Fashion Girl" is an oil on board portrait painting by Philadelphia born Expressionist painter Bernard Harmon of a stylishly dressed woman sitting on a chair. This work features a se...
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1970s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

"Joe Louis" Oil on Board with Mixed Media, Iconic Portrait, African American
By Henry Heading
Located in Detroit, MI
“Joe Louis” is a breathtakingly beautiful portrait of a man who was the best in his profession yet humble in his demeanor. Louis was an American professional boxer who competed from ...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Wood, Board, Oil

New Hat, Portrait of Woman, Oil on Cardboard, African American Art, Signed
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"New Hat" is a figurative, interior portrait painting by Philadelphia born Expressionist painter Bernard Harmon from 195. The 20" x 16" oil on board portrait features a young African...
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1950s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Cardboard, Oil

Resting, Interior Portrait of Young Man Resting on a Sofa , African American Art
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Resting" is an interior portrait of a young man resting on a sofa. This work was painted by Philadelphia born Expressionist painter Bernard Harmon. The 24" x 32" oil on board painti...
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1960s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Oil, Board

Jazz, Portrait of Woman with Violin, Oil on Board, African American Art
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Jazz" is a figurative painting by Philadelphia born Expressionist painter Bernard Harmon from 1968. The 34" x 40" oil on board portrait features a young African American woman playi...
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1960s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Board, Oil

Modern Man, Portrait of man in Red, White, and Blue , African American Art
By Bernard Harmon
Located in Doylestown, PA
"Modern Man" is a painting by Philadelphia born Expressionist painter Bernard Harmon. The 40" x 36" oil on canvas portrait features a young African American man posing casually and s...
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1970s Expressionist Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'Emma Lazarus' — African American Artist
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
'Emma Lazarus', linoleum cut, 1956, edition unknown but small. Signed and titled in pencil. Initialed in the block 'MTB', lower right. A superb, richly-inked impression on cream wove...
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1950s American Modern Portrait Prints

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Linocut

TENOR SERMON Signed Lithograph, Abstract Jazz Portrait, African American Culture
By Romare Bearden
Located in Union City, NJ
TENOR SERMON is a limited edition color lithograph by the renowned African American artist Romare Bearden(September 2, 1911 – March 12, 1988), printed on archival printmaking paper, ...
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1970s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN(Turban), Hand Drawn Lithograph, Black Female Portrait
By Elizabeth Catlett
Located in Union City, NJ
AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN is an original hand drawn, limited edition lithograph by the renowned African American woman artist Elizabeth Catlett, printed in light black ink on archival c...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Fine Modernist AFRICAN AMERICAN Harlequin Oil Painting Chicago Institute Artist
Located in New York, NY
Up for sale is a wonderful modernist portrait oil painting of a Harlequin by the Famous African American artist Charles Sebree 1914-1985 Sebree is one of the most important emergin...
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1930s American Modern Portrait Paintings

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Acrylic

Allan Rohan Crite Portrait of an African American Woman
Located in San Francisco, CA
Allan Rohan Crite: 1910-2007. Well listed and important African American artist. He was born in Ne Jersey but moved at a young age to Massachusetts. He graduated in 1936 from the Sc...
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1930s American Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

YOUNG DOUGLASS Signed Linocut Black and White Portrait African American History
By Elizabeth Catlett
Located in Union City, NJ
YOUNG DOUGLASS is a hand pulled original limited edition relief print created using linocut printmaking techniques on white archival Somerset White paper, 100% acid free. Pencil sign...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Linocut

St. George — African American artist
By John Tarrell Scott
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Tarrell Scott, 'St. George', woodcut, edition 20, 1992. Signed, dated, titled and numbered '18/20' in pencil. A fine, black impression, on off-white, laid Japan paper, with full...
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Prints

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Woodcut

Storm's Coming #3 — African American artist
By John Tarrell Scott
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Tarrell Scott, 'Storm's coming #3', woodcut, edition 20, 1992. Signed, dated, titled and numbered '1/10' in pencil. A fine, black impression, on off-white, laid Japan paper, wit...
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Woodcut

Storm's Coming — African American artist
By John Tarrell Scott
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Tarrell Scott, 'Storm's Coming', woodcut, edition 9, 1992. Signed, dated, titled and numbered '3/9' in pencil. A fine, black impression, on off-white, laid Japan paper, with ful...
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Woodcut

Storm's Coming #2 — African American artist
By John Tarrell Scott
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Tarrell Scott, 'Storm's coming #2', woodcut, edition 10, 1992. Signed, dated, titled and numbered '8/10' in pencil. A fine, black impression, on off-white, laid Japan paper, wit...
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Woodcut

FARM WOMAN Signed Lithograph, Gullah Woman, Quilts, African American Culture
By Jonathan Green
Located in Union City, NJ
FARM WOMAN, by JONATHAN GREEN, is a vibrantly colored limited edition lithograph printed in 19 colors using hand lithography techniques on archival printmaking paper, 100% acid free....
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Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

GOING TO CHURCH Signed Lithograph, Southern Landscape, African American Heritage
By William Tolliver
Located in Union City, NJ
GOING TO CHURCH was the very first limited edition print created by the self taught African American artist William Tolliver (b.1951-2000) in 1987. GOING TO CHURCH is an original han...
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

"March on Black Art" Prints, African American Figurative, Signed and Numbered
Located in Detroit, MI
“March on Black Art" is by an African American artist whose life is art and whose focus is to give power to his thoughts and words as expressed through art. This piece is reminiscent...
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2010s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Archival Pigment

CANDACE 1992 Tribute To African American Women, Commemorative Black Art Poster
By Elizabeth Catlett
Located in Union City, NJ
ELIZABETH CATLETT Candace - 10th Anniversary Celebration 1992, A Tribute to African American Women National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Commemorative Art Poster Year printed - 19...
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1990s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Portrait of an African American Man
By Genevieve Rogers
Located in Soquel, CA
Study of an African American man by American Impressionist artist Genevieve Rogers. Unsigned, but acquired with a collection of her work. Presented in a cream mat with foamcore backi...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Laid Paper

Portrait African American Woman Modernist Framed
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original oil on canvas painting portrait of an African American woman in a unique coat. The reverse of the painting has the start of another composition and the word "Howard" wri...
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Mid-20th Century Realist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Expressionist African American Woman Portrait German Brazilian Harry Elsas
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Framed 20.5 x 18 image 14.5 x 12 Heinz Hugo Erich Elsas, (German-Brazilian 1925-1994) later known as Harry Elsas. Muralist, writer, designer best known as a painter. Born in 1925 in...
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20th Century Expressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

"Queen" African American Female Portrait, Rich Browns & Lavenders, Sculptural
By Henry Heading
Located in Detroit, MI
“Queen” is a stunning iconic portrait of a young woman coming into the full flower of her beauty and developing power. She is set in a sculptural scene of softly rounded forms surro...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Gold Leaf

THE FAMILY Signed Lithograph, Black Family Portrait, Collage, African American
By James Denmark
Located in Union City, NJ
THE FAMILY is an original hand drawn, limited edition lithograph by the African American artist James Denmark, printed using hand lithography on Arches paper 100% acid free. Rich, vi...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Louis Armstrong, Black & White Portrait Photography of African American Jazzman
By Philippe Halsman
Located in New york, NY
An iconic black and white jazz musician photograph of Louis Armstrong, from 1966, by Philippe Halsman. Louis Armstrong, old-school jazz great, was one of the best known jazz musician...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Fire Hydrant, Harlem, Portrait Photograph of African American Children 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Punctuated by documentary photo essays such as Black in White America, Fire Hydrant is one of Leonard Freed's most iconic in the Harlem series. In the image of Fire Hydrant, two chil...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Archival Paper, Digital, Archival Pigment, Digital Pi...

Sammy Davis Junior, New York City, Photographic Portrait African American 1950s
By Burt Glinn
Located in New york, NY
Image of Sammy Davis Junior, 1959 by American photographer Burt Glinn was shot on Madison Avenue in New York after Sammy Davis Jr.'s last performance at the Copacabana nightclub in T...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Digital

Girls in Harlem Street, Portrait Photography of African American Children 1960s
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
New York City, Harlem, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a signed gelatin silver RC print. This is a documentary black and white portrait photograph of three African American girls playing in...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper, Silver Gelatin

Muscle Boy, New York City, Portrait of African American Children in Harlem
By Leonard Freed
Located in New york, NY
Muscle Boy, Harlem, 1963 is a 19" x 13" limited edition print (number 14 of 15) by Leonard Freed. The photograph is signed verso (back of photo) by Brigitte Freed (wife of the photo...
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1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Digital, Archival Pigme...

Sammy Davis Junior, Las Vegas, Portrait of Iconic African American Star 1950s
By Burt Glinn
Located in New york, NY
Sammy Davis Junior performing at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, 1959 by Burt Glinn is a photograph of a legendary singer, dancer, actor, and comedian. Sammy Davis Jr. is a 11" x 8.5" ...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Digital, Photographic Film

Untitled (African American Girls)
By Andrew Turner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Realism Subject: People Medium: Oil Surface: Canvas Country: United States Weight: 1.4 lbs.
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20th Century Portrait Paintings

Jamaica, carbon pencil drawing of an African American female singer
Located in Chicago, IL
William Harrison 2013, Jamaica, unframed 29 x 41in., framed 40 x 51 in. William Harrison (b. 1952, Albany, NY) grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and studied art at the University o...
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2010s Photorealist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Carbon Pencil

Portrait of an African American Man
By James Vullo
Located in Buffalo, NY
An original modern portrait by American artist James Vullo. In this portrait Vullo depicts a young African American man in the foreground with fantastic industrial elements in the b...
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1940s Modern Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Southern Gentleman" Unusal White Subject. Known for his African American
By William Aiken Walker
Located in San Antonio, TX
William Aiken Walker 1839-1921 Galveston Artist Image Size: 20 x 16 Frame Size: 24 x 20 Medium: Oil "Southern Gentleman" Exhibited Piece. The painting has been lined many, m...
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1870s Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

Powerful 1950s Portrait of an African American Woman
Located in Pasadena, CA
This portrait made at a time of great racial strife. It has been framed at the time it was painted in a rich gilt frame which contrast her strong but saddened face. Artist painted it...
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1950s Pointillist Paintings

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Canvas, Plaster, Oil

Atlantic City, New Jersey, African American Portrait Photography at the Beach
By James Van Der Zee
Located in New york, NY
This is a limited edition black and white photograph by one of the most important Harlem Renaissance photographers back in the day. It is a family portrait of city dwellers enjoying ...
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1930s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

Portrait of a Young African American Man
By James Vullo
Located in Buffalo, NY
A fantastic modernist portrait by American artist James Vullo
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1930s American Modern Portrait Paintings

Materials

Masonite, Oil, Wood

Large Format Polaroid Portraits African American Artist Dawoud Bey
By Dawoud Bey
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Vintage Portrait by DAWOUD BEY from his POLAROID Series Two Panels These appear unsigned they might be signed verso where it is covered by the board. Dawoud Bey (born 1953) is an Ame...
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20th Century Contemporary Portrait Photography

Materials

Foam Board, Polaroid

19th Century Portrait of an African American Male
Located in Buffalo, NY
A rare unsigned realist portrait of a young African American man in a suit.
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19th Century Realist Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil Crayon

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African American Portraits For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of african american portraits is available on 1stDibs. There are many Contemporary, Expressionist and Minimalist versions of these works for sale. There are many variations of these items available, from those made as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Adding a colorful pieces of art to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — see the african american portraits on 1stDibs that include elements of black, beige, brown, white and more. Bernard Harmon, Elizabeth Catlett, Jonathan Green, Romare Bearden and Ernest Crichlow took a thoughtful approach to this subject that are worth considering. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in paint, lithograph and oil paint — can elevate any room of your home. Large african american portraits can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while the smaller iterations available — each spanning 6 inches in width — may make for a better choice for a more modest living area.

How Much are African American Portraits?

The average selling price for african american portraits we offer is $3,800, while they’re typically $450 on the low end and $24,000 for the highest priced.