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"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

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Canvas, Acrylic

"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

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Wood, Acrylic

"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

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

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Cardboard, Oil

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

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

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Linocut

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

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Oil, Board

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

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Board, Oil

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

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

NEW DREAMS Signed Lithograph Young Black Girl Portrait, African American History
By Ernest Crichlow
Located in Union City, NJ
NEW DREAMS is an original limited edition lithograph by the Harlem Renaissance, African-American artist ERNEST CRICHLOW (1914-2005). Printed from hand drawn plates using traditional ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Prints

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Lithograph

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...

'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

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

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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, New York City, Portrait of African American Star
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

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Photographic Film, Digital

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

"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

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Archival Pigment

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

Materials

Lithograph

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

Expressionist Painting with Portrait of an African American Person
By Parris Jaru
Located in New York, NY
Parris Jaru's "Angel on My Shoulder" is a 40 x 21 inches expressionist oil paint with a portrait of an African American person. The main colors are a very bright yellow and green and...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil, Pigment

"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

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

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Paper, Carbon Pencil

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

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Canvas, Oil Crayon

Large Format Polaroid Portraits African American Artist Dawoud Bey
By Dawoud Bey
Located in Surfside, 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

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Foam Board, Polaroid

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...
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Early 2000s 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...
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Early 2000s 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...
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Early 2000s 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...
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Early 2000s 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...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

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 heavyweight paper, 100% acid free. Pencil signe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Linocut

NEW DREAMS Signed Lithograph Young Black Girl Portrait, African American History
By Ernest Crichlow
Located in Union City, NJ
NEW DREAMS is an original limited edition lithograph by the Harlem Renaissance, African-American artist ERNEST CRICHLOW (1914-2005). Printed from hand drawn plates using traditional ...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Linocut

Sammy Davis Junior, New York City, Photographic Portrait African American Star
By Burt Glinn
Located in New york, NY
Sammy Davis Junior, 1959 by photographer Burt Glinn was shot in New York City with the subject Sammy Davis Jr looking out a Manhattan window at dawn. This is an original 14” x 11” bl...
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1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Digital

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

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Photographic Film, Photographic Paper

NEW DREAMS Signed Lithograph, Black History, African American Women
By Ernest Crichlow
Located in Union City, NJ
NEW DREAMS is an original limited edition lithograph by the Harlem Renaissance, social realist African-American artist ERNEST CRICHLOW (1914-2005). Printed from hand drawn plates usi...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

NEW DREAMS Original Lithograph, Black History, African American Women
By Ernest Crichlow
Located in Union City, NJ
NEW DREAMS is an original limited edition lithograph by the Harlem Renaissance, social realist African-American artist ERNEST CRICHLOW (1914-2005). Printed from hand drawn plates usi...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

NEW DREAMS Signed Lithograph, Black History, African American Women
By Ernest Crichlow
Located in Union City, NJ
NEW DREAMS is an original limited edition lithograph by the Harlem Renaissance, African-American artist ERNEST CRICHLOW (1914-2005). Printed from hand drawn plates using traditional ...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Lithograph

CANDACE 1992 Tribute To African American Women, Commemorative 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

MALCOLM X SPEAKS FOR US, Signed Linocut, African American Civil Rights Activist
By Elizabeth Catlett
Located in Union City, NJ
MALCOLM X SPEAKS FOR US is a hand pulled, original limited edition relief print created using linocut printmaking techniques on white archival heavyweight Somerset paper 500 gsm., 10...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Prints

Materials

Linocut

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...
Category

1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

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...
Category

1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

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...
Category

1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

IN THE GARDEN Signed Lithograph, Black Female Portrait, African American Culture
By Romare Bearden
Located in Union City, NJ
IN THE GARDEN is a limited edition color lithograph printed using traditional hand lithography methods on archival printmaking paper, 100% acid free, in an edition size of 150 by the...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

Materials

Lithograph

Black African American Portraits For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of black african american portraits for sale on 1stDibs. Finding the perfect Contemporary, Expressionist or Photorealist examples of these works for your space is difficult — today, we have a vast range of variations and more on offer. These items have been made for many years, with versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. You can search the black african american portraits that we have for sale on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of black, beige, gray and brown. There have been many well-done artworks of this subject over the years, but those made by Elizabeth Catlett, Bernard Harmon, Ernest Crichlow, James Denmark and Ijania Cortez are often thought to be among the most beautiful. Frequently made by artists working in lithograph, paint and board, all of these available pieces are unique and have attracted attention over the years.

How Much are Black African American Portraits?

Prices for pieces in our collection of black african american portraits start at $450 and top out at $18,000 with the average selling for $3,300.

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