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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

"My Art is My Voice", Mixed Media, Figurative, African American, Bright Colors
Located in Detroit, MI
“My Art is My Voice” is the cry of an African American artist whose life is art and whose focus is to give power to his thoughts and words as expressed through art. Darin's art is at...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Paper, Board

African Idol — African-American artist
By Charles Elmer Harris
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Charles Elmer Harris (Beni E. Kosh), Untitled (African Idol), watercolor, c. 1950s. Estate stamped verso, 'Beni E Kosh COLLECTION' and numbered '570' in ink. A fine, spontaneous wat...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor

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 couple. The surface is defined by a thick impasto of paint, made with plant based ...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil, Pigment

Survivor — African American artist
By Elizabeth Catlett
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Elizabeth Catlett, 'Survivor', linocut, 1983, edition 1000. Signed, titled, dated, and numbered '582/1000' in pencil. A fine impression, on heavy, cream wove paper, with full margins...
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1980s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

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

6th City Wire Works — African-American artist
By Charles Elmer Harris
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Charles Elmer Harris (Beni E. Kosh), '6th City Wire Works', watercolor, c. 1950s. Estate stamped verso, 'Beni E Kosh COLLECTION' and numbered '859' in ink. A fine, spontaneous waterc...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Watercolor

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

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 Rogers. Unsigned, but acquired with a collection of her work. Presented in a new cream ...
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Laid Paper

The Busy Block — African American subject
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Daphne French Dunbar, 'The Busy Block', lithograph, c. 1935, edition 20. Signed, titled, and numbered '5/20' in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower right. Inscribed 'To Katie with ...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

The Drawing Class — African American subject
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Shirley Tattersfield, 'The Drawing Class', lithograph, 1949, edition 30. Signed, dated, titled, and numbered '15/30' in pencil. A fine impression, on cream, wove paper, with full mar...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

"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 "Mama's Shock"
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1970s Folk Art Figurative Paintings

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Oil

Social Realist Street Scene of Youth at Play (African American)
By Paul Zimmerman
Located in Surfside, FL
Oil on artist's board, late 20th century, signed "P. Zimmerman" lower right; [Sight: 8 1/2" x 20 1/2"; Frame: 12 1/2" x 25"]. Reminiscent of the Mid Century Social Realist and WPA wo...
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Board

Abstract painting w/ collage & photographs, Black African American history
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
"Enough Said Already" is a large acrylic collage painting with photograph portraits integrated into it, as well as ticket stubs, and text. It includes imagery that references African...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media, Acrylic

Color Rock & Roll Photo Hand Signed Woodstock Music Festival African American
Located in Surfside, FL
Hatay is a visual artist, photographer, healer and a former Rock and Roll photojournalist. the yellow photocopied poster/info sheet is not included. Born in Scotland of a Hungarian...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Photography

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Color

Color Rock & Roll Photo Hand Signed Woodstock Music Festival African American
Located in Surfside, FL
Hatay is a visual artist, photographer, healer and a former Rock and Roll photojournalist. the yellow photocopied poster/info sheet is not included. Born in Scotland of a Hungarian...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Photography

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Color

"Untitled" Bob Thompson, Figurative Black Art, African-American, Gauguin Fauvist
By Bob Thompson
Located in Larchmont, NY
Bob Thompson (1937 - 1966) Untitled, 1964 Felt tip pen on printed paper 11 x 20 1/2 inches Provenance: The artist Kathy Komaroff Goodman (gift from the artist) Hollis Taggart, New Y...
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1960s Fauvist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Magazine Paper, Felt Pen

1929 African American Woodcut "Jazz"
Located in San Francisco, CA
Incredible early 20th century woodcut of an African American Jazz scene. It is tiled Jazz and dated 1929. It is also signed or monogrammed illegibly and marked A/P. The paper measure...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Color Rock & Roll Photo Hand Signed Woodstock Music Festival African American
Located in Surfside, FL
Hatay is a visual artist, photographer, healer and a former Rock and Roll photojournalist. the yellow photocopied poster/info sheet is not included. Born in Scotland of a Hungarian...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Photography

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Color

Color Rock & Roll Photo Hand Signed Woodstock Music Festival African American
Located in Surfside, FL
Hatay is a visual artist, photographer, healer and a former Rock and Roll photojournalist. the yellow photocopied poster/info sheet is not included. Born in Scotland of a Hungarian...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Photography

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Color

Color Rock & Roll Photo Hand Signed Woodstock Music Festival African American
Located in Surfside, FL
Hatay is a visual artist, photographer, healer and a former Rock and Roll photojournalist. the yellow photocopied poster/info sheet is not included. Born in Scotland of a Hungarian...
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20th Century American Modern Figurative Photography

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Color

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

Abstract painting w/ photograph & collage objects, Black African-American artist
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
"Pearl's World" is a large acrylic painting with a photograph portrait and a number of found objects integrated into the painting, including pearls, metal pins, tickets, and text. Th...
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Early 2000s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media, Acrylic

Expressionist African American Woman Portrait German Brazilian Harry Elsas
Located in Surfside, 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

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Gold Leaf

"Things I See" Dancers, Drums, Ancestors, Symbolism, African-American, Colors
By Michael Horner
Located in Detroit, MI
"Things I See" is a great example of the "Joie de Vivre" that Michael Horner brings to his paintings and his abstracted figures that are alive with music and dance. Even the clothing...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Mixed Media, Acrylic

Mondo Negro III — African-American artist
By Camille Billops
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Camille Billops, 'Mondo Negro III, color etching, 2000, edition 20. Signed, dated, titled and numbered '7/20' in pencil. A superb, richly-inked impression, on heavy off-white wove pa...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Etching

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 canvas. Circa 1940's. Unframed. please, contact us for shipping options. Presented by ...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portraits of African American Baseball Player, Boxer, Soldier, and Businessman
By Francks Deceus
Located in New York, NY
Francks Deceus's "Hero" is a 24 x 48 inches mixed media work on canvas with collage. The work is partitioned in two distinct images. On the left side the artist depicted a baseball p...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media

All the While: cinematic photograph, interior w/ Black African American woman
By Nadine Rovner
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
Nadine Rovner orchestrates lush cinematic scenes, exploring a visual world of heightened tension, anticipation, anxiety, longing and desire. These carefully staged, richly textured e...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Photography

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Inkjet

The House of Shango — African American artist
By Samella Lewis
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Samella Sanders Lewis, 'The House of Shango', lithograph, 1992, edition 60. Signed, dated, titled, and numbered '31/60' in pencil. A superb, richly-inked impression, on Arches cream ...
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1990s Realist Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Alabama Surreal Folk Art Oil Painting African American Woman, Flower Headdress
By Maltby Sykes
Located in Surfside, FL
The painting is signed Sykes and dated 1960 lower right. It has "Maltby Sykes, 1911- for Leon" written on the stretcher verso It is a Surrealist Folk Art figure of an African woman o...
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1960s Folk Art Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Every Time I Feel the Spirit: African American collage painting w/ figures, blue
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
"Every Time I Feel the Spirit" is a collage / painting created from acrylic and collage on leather mounted on gold MDF panel with predominant blue. The work itself is 24" x 22", fram...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel, Fiberboard, Leather, Archival Paper

"History of Detroit" Linoleum Cut, Black Ink, African American, Mural Style
Located in Detroit, MI
"History of Detroit" is in the style of a mural by the master muralist from the city of Detroit, Hubert Massey. It renders in dramatic composition the over 300 year history of this b...
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Early 2000s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Linocut

In the Nick of Time: African American collage painting w/ found objects & figure
By Richard J. Watson
Located in Bryn Mawr, PA
"In The Nick Of Time" is an abstract collage / painting created from acrylic and found objects on leather mounted on round MDF panel. The work itself is 20" diameter, framed to 23" d...
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2010s Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Panel, Leather, Fiberboard, Found Objects, Acrylic

BACKYARD Signed Lithograph, Black Couple, African American Heritage, Quilts
By James Demark
Located in Union City, NJ
BACKYARD by the artist James Denmark is an original hand drawn, limited edition lithograph printed on archival Somerset paper, 100% acid free using traditional hand lithography techn...
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1990s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

FUGUE Signed Original Lithograph, Music, Balloons, African American Art
By Hughie Lee-Smith
Located in Union City, NJ
Fugue is an original hand drawn limited edition lithograph by the African American artist Hughie Lee-Smith printed using hand lithography techniques on archival Arches paper, 100% ac...
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1990s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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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

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Lithograph

QUILTING TIME Signed Lithograph, African American Culture, Interior Scene, Quilt
By Romare Bearden
Located in Union City, NJ
QUILTING TIME is an original limited edition lithograph printed using traditional hand lithography methods on archival Somerset printmaking paper, 100% acid free. QUILTING TIME by th...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Steinhardt Woodcut Marian Anderson Signed African American, Israeli Bezalel Art
By Jacob Steinhardt
Located in Surfside, FL
Portrait in black and white, woodblock print. Pencil signed by both Jacob Steinhardt 1887-1968 and Marian Anderson. Very rare thus. (Commissioned by Dr. Leon Kolb, San Francisco) 3...
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1950s Expressionist Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

THE CONVERSATION Signed Lithograph, Black Women, Train, African American Culture
By Romare Bearden
Located in Union City, NJ
THE CONVERSATION is an original limited edition lithograph printed using traditional hand lithography methods on archival Somerset printmaking paper, 100% acid free. THE CONVERSATION...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Motif. Abstract, African American Artist Viola Leak Woodcut Silkscreen Print
By Viola Burley Leak
Located in Surfside, FL
Motif (Abstract) in orange abstract. From the small edition of 10. from 1982. I am not sure if this is a woodcut or woodblock print or a silkscreen screenprint or some combination. ...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Screen, Woodcut

SHARING THE CHORES Signed Lithograph Black Women African American Gullah Culture
By Jonathan Green
Located in Union City, NJ
SHARING THE CHORES is a hand drawn, limited edition lithograph by the African American artist JONATHAN GREEN printed using hand lithography techniques on archival Arches paper, 100% ...
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1990s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Untitled (Abstract African American Male Figure Study)
By Ian Hornak
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Untitled (Abstract African American Male Figure Study) Year: 1963 Medium: Ink on heavy archival paper Size: 16.75 x 14 inches Condition: Good Pr...
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1980s Renaissance Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Motif (Purple), African American Artist Viola Leak Woodcut or Silkscreen Print
By Viola Burley Leak
Located in Surfside, FL
Motif (Abstract) in lavender purple. From the small edition of 10. from 1982. I am not sure if this is a woodcut or woodblock print or a silkscreen screenprint or some combination. ...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Screen, Woodcut

"Black Dancer," Art Deco Depiction of African American Female Figure, Rare
By William Wallace Rosenbauer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
With her elbows jutting to the side and her hips thrust forward, the viewer can almost picture this dancer out on the floor, her dress flaring and her shoulders glistening from the h...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

Motif, Gold Abstract African American Artist Viola Leak Woodcut Silkscreen Print
By Viola Burley Leak
Located in Surfside, FL
Motif (Abstract) in orange, blue and gold abstract. From the small edition of 10. from 1982. I am not sure if this is a woodcut or woodblock print or a silkscreen screenprint or some...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Screen, Woodcut

Motif, Orange Blue, African American Artist Viola Leak Woodcut Silkscreen Print
By Viola Burley Leak
Located in Surfside, FL
Motif (Abstract) in orange and blue abstract. From the small edition of 10. from 1982. I am not sure if this is a woodcut or woodblock print or a silkscreen screenprint or some combi...
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1980s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Screen, Woodcut

Gemsbok African Running Antelope Bronze Signed by Madleine Kay
Located in Pasadena, CA
1980s Gemsbok African Running Antelope Gilded Bronze original Statue signed by Madleine Kay So artistic piece of job for medium size statue whole body of antelope Standing on one of...
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1980s American Realist Figurative Sculptures

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Bronze

African Tribal Celebration: Alex Haley Roots for Readers Digest
By Noel Sickles
Located in Miami, FL
Complex and detailed epic scale history painting of an African tribal celebration with an on looking king. The work has an abundant amount of detail from the style and character of t...
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1970s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Gouache

African Tribal Celebration: Alex Haley Roots for Readers Digest
By Noel Sickles
Located in Miami, FL
Complex and detailed epic scale history painting of an African tribal celebration with an on-looking king. The work has an abundant amount of detail from the style and character of t...
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1970s American Realist Figurative Paintings

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Gouache

Folk Art Bill Potts African American Found Object, Cowboy Dan Bronco Busting Man
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
This painted wood "diorama" The Rodeo Cowboy Dan The Bronco Busting Man by African American sculptor Bill Potts is a fantastic example of the well know sculptors work. He takes a sce...
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Vintage 1980s Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

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 brushwork and deft confidence with which Audrey Anastasi paints her compelling imag...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Untitled (Profile of an African Woman)
By Boris Lovet-Lorski
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Boris Lovet-Lorski, Untitled (Profile of an African Woman), lithograph, edition 250, 1929. Signed and numbered 15 in pencil. Number 15 of Volume 2, a series of 10 lithographs publish...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Gathering, North Africa
By Martha Walter
Located in New York, NY
Walter devoted her long and successful career to painting life as she saw it with overtones of Impressionism and Modernism. Preferring to paint plein air, her subjects were often uns...
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1930s American Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Cuban Artist Pastel Drawing African American Emilio Cruz Bonnie & Clyde Painting
Located in Surfside, FL
Emilio Cruz (1938-2004) Bonnie and Clyde Pastel on paper Hand signed lower right Dimensions Framed H 15-7/8" W 18-1/2", Sight H 13-1/2" W 16-1/8" Emilio Antonio Cruz (1938 – 2004) ...
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20th Century Neo-Expressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Oil Pastel

Sexy Gag Cartoon. E. Simms Campbell was the first African American Cartoonist
By E. Simms Campbell
Located in Miami, FL
Elmer Simms Campbell was a brilliant illustrator and cartoon artist and was also the first African American cartoonist to be nationally syndicated in major newsstand magazines such a...
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1940s Academic Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Board, Casein

"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

"What do you mean your wife" First African American Illustrator - Black Artist
By E. Simms Campbell
Located in Miami, FL
E. Simms Campbel was the first major African American Illustrator. He did covers for Esquire Magazine starting in the 1930s. He created the famous bulging-eyed Esquire Mascot “Esky....
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1950s Academic Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink, Watercolor, Board

Original South Africa Place in the Sun mid-century vintage travel poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original South Africa a Place in the Sun vintage travel poster. Linen-backed and ready to frame. This is now a rare original poster to find for this South Africa travel. Very...
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1950s American Realist Figurative Prints

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Offset

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Figurative African American For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate figurative african american for your needs in our varied inventory. There are many Contemporary, Modern and Abstract versions of these works for sale. Finding the perfect figurative african american may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. When looking for the right figurative african american for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of black, beige, brown and blue. Creating a figurative african american has been a part of the legacy of many artists, but those crafted by Jonathan Green, Romare Bearden, Viola Burley Leak, Andrew Turner and James Denmark are consistently popular. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in paint, lithograph and oil paint can add an especially memorable touch.

How Much is a Figurative African American?

A figurative african american can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $2,999, while the lowest priced sells for $450 and the highest can go for as much as $24,000.