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"On the Beach," Drawing of Sailor and Swimmer by Avel deKnight, Black Artist
By Avel de Knight
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This lovely, fresh and unassuming drawing, with a frisson of sensuality and romantic promise, depicts a sailor in tam o'shanter and seabag offering a cigarette to a young man in swim...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Drawings

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Paper

"Two Men in Bed," Rare Depiction of Gay Male Intimacy in the 1950s, by de Knight
By Avel de Knight
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This rare depiction of a gay male couple in a quiet moment of bedroom intimacy, dating from the 1950s, was drawn by Avel de Knight, an important Black artist and teacher. Born in New...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Drawings

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"Two Youths," Drawing with Male Nudes by De Knight, 1950s Paris
By Avel de Knight
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Drawn by Avel de Knight, an important Black artist and teacher from New York, this piece probably dates from his years in France as a young man before he came back to New York to pai...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Drawings

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Crayon