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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
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1980s American Modern Vintage African American Paintings

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Fabric, Burlap, Wood, Oil

Improvisation abstract African-American artist painting.
By Roland Ayers
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
. Ayers holds the distinction of having participated in the first important survey of African-Americans
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1980s Abstract Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Paper, Ink

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 Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

'African Idol' — Mid-Century African-American artist
By Charles Elmer Harris
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
African-American artists, and Karamu House, a center for artists, writers, dancers, and home of the oldest
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1950s American Modern Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Watercolor

Slate Stone Collage Painting - African American Artist
By Alvin C. Hollingsworth
Located in Miami, FL
African American Artist Alvin Hollingsworth creates a mixed-media abstract painting/collage that
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1960s Abstract Vintage African American Paintings

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Stone, Slate

20th C. Figurative Abstract Painting Cleveland School African American Artist
By Beni E. Kosh
Located in Beachwood, OH
African-American artists, and the Karamu House artist group. Kosh scarcely ever exhibited or sold his work
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20th Century American Modern Vintage African American Paintings

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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
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Canvas, 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
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1970s American Realist Vintage African American Paintings

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Acrylic, 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
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Mid-20th Century Realist Vintage African American Paintings

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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
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Late 20th Century American Modern Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Oil, Masonite

'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
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1980s Modern Vintage African American Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

'Central Railroad' — Mid-Century African-American Artist
By Charles Elmer Harris
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
African-American artists, and Karamu House, a center for artists, writers, dancers, and home of the oldest
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1940s American Modern Vintage African American Paintings

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Watercolor, India Ink

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
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1970s Vintage African American Paintings

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Oil

Village in Benin Africa - African American Artist Paints Africa in the 1970s
Located in Miami, FL
landscape by an African American artist. It is characterized by flat pattens of bold color and distorted
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1970s Post-Impressionist Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Paper, Pastel, Photographic Paper

African American Artist Charles Bohannah (1910- 1985) oil painting, portrait
Located in Framingham, MA
, titled "Sun and Shade". Signed in the lower-left corner by Listed African-American Artist Charles
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1960s Impressionist Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Oil

Home, African Village Scene Orange Sky, African American Artist
Located in Miami, FL
African mother with two children standing outside her "Home." The work is created by African American
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1970s Post-War Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Gouache

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
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1940s Modern Vintage African American Paintings

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Gouache

Abstract Mixed Media Painting African American Woman Artist Cheryl Warrick
Located in Surfside, FL
Cheryl Warrick (American, b. 1956), "By Ones By Twos" Acrylic mixed media on panel, 1999, Hand
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1990s Contemporary Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas

"The First Time on Telephone" Black African American Folk Painting
By Johnny Banks
Located in San Antonio, TX
compiled and submitted by Stephanie Reeves: John Willard Banks, San Antonio, Texas, African American Folk
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1970s Folk Art Vintage African American Paintings

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Mixed Media, Crayon

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
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Laid Paper, Oil

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 Vintage African American Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

"Negro Night Club, " 1945 Painting Depicting African American Social Life
By Adalie Margules Brent
Located in Philadelphia, PA
and lively paintings of American society by Miguel Covarrubias. The painting was once in the
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Paint

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
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint

'6th City Wire Works' — Mid-Century African-American Artist
By Charles Elmer Harris
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
the Sho Nuff Art Group, a collective of African-American artists, and Karamu House, a center for
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1950s American Modern Vintage African American Paintings

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Watercolor

Florida Oil Painting African American Woman Art Annie Nobles Miller Indian River
Located in Surfside, FL
African-American Florida working class people who wanted to paint. Following is the explanation of that
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1960s Abstract Vintage African American Paintings

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Oil, Board

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 period frame. Signed and dated on verso. Edwin Kosarek Born: 1929 Studied: The Ci...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Vintage African American Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

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 Vintage African American Paintings

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Paper, Charcoal

1970 Haitian Mod Gold Painting Portrait of African American Woman Emilcar Simil
By Emilcar Similien (SIMIL)
Located in Surfside, FL
tradition, reflecting African roots with strong Indigenous, American and European aesthetic and religious
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1970s Modern Vintage African American Paintings

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Acrylic Polymer, Acrylic, Canvas

Nude Figures, Metallic Gold Ground, African American Artist - Black Artist
Located in Miami, FL
, African American Artist. comic-strip illustrator and painter was born in New York City and began drawing
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1970s American Modern Vintage African American Paintings

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Acrylic

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
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Vintage African American Paintings

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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
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Burlap, Oil

"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 Vintage African American Paintings

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Oil

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
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Mid-20th Century American Realist Vintage African American Paintings

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Oil, Board

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
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1970s Realist Vintage African American Paintings

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Oil, Board

Reclining Nude — Mid-Century Modernism, African American Artist
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
the medium. In his capacity as master printmaker, Blackburn collaborated with many major American
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1940s American Modern Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Ink

"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 Vintage African American Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

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
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20th Century Expressionist Vintage African American Paintings

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Board, Oil

American Artist Abstract Painting
Located in Surfside, FL
. She married Oscar H. Hunter, an African-American writer, in 1946. Together they founded a wallpaper
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Mid-20th Century Vintage African American Paintings

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Paint

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 Vintage African American Paintings

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Masonite, Oil

Beautiful Maidens Nude Women Harem, Playboy Cartoon African American Illustrator
By E. Simms Campbell
Located in Miami, FL
E. Simms Campbel was the first major African American Illustrator. He did covers for Esquire
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1960s Impressionist Vintage African American Paintings

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Watercolor, Pencil

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
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1980s Abstract Vintage African American Paintings

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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 Vintage African American Paintings

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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 Vintage African American Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Portrait of African American Woman by Anthony Sisti Circa 1930's
Located in Rochester, NY
Portrait of an African American Woman by Tony Sisti (1901-1983). Sisti was a master draftsman. With
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Mid-20th Century Modern Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Paper

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
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1930s American Realist Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Pencil

Portrait of African Man by African American Artist Expressionist Brush Strokes
Located in Miami, FL
This Portrait of an African Man by an African American artist exhibits penetrating psychological
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1960s Expressionist Vintage African American Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor, Pen

Nude. African American Woman exhibited piece 1942 University of Iowa exhibited
By Coreen Mary Spellman
Located in San Antonio, TX
well as a painter, designer, illustrator, lithographer and muralist. Many of her paintings depicted
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1940s Impressionist Vintage African American Paintings

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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
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1980s Abstract Vintage African American Paintings

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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 Vintage African American Paintings

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Oil

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 Vintage African American Paintings

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Oil

Trucks in the City African American Self-Taught Florida Outsider Folk Art Urban
By Purvis Young
Located in New York, NY
Trucks in the City by African American, Folk, Self-Taught, Florida, Outsider Art Purvis Young Urban
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Late 20th Century Outsider Art Vintage African American Paintings

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Board, Oil

'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
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1970s Expressionist Vintage African American Paintings

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Board, Oil

Simka Simkhovitch WPA Artist Painting Gouache American Modernist Beach Scene
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 Vintage African American Paintings

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Board, Gouache

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
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1980s Renaissance Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Ink

African Reflection
Located in Cliffside Park, NJ
Bernard Beck is an American Postwar & Contemporary artist. His trademark ice cream and colorful
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Vintage African American Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

1940s Oil Painting Portrait of Two Figures, American Modernist Figurative
By Angelo Di Benedetto
Located in Denver, CO
. Image measures 28 x 38 inches, framed dimensions are 33 ¾ x 39 ¾ inches. Painting is in good condition
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1940s American Modern Vintage African American Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Mid 20th Century African American Art '' A peaceful Moment" C.1950
Located in London, GB
Mid 20th century African American Art '' A peaceful Moment" c.1950 Signed 'ISSERLIS' on reverse
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Mid-20th Century Vintage African American Paintings

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Paint

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 Vintage African American Paintings

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Oil, Gouache, Board

African American Mother and Child by Peggy Dodds Circa 1940's
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 American Vintage African American Paintings

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Fabric, Canvas, Paint

Roy Gates Perham, 1940s Unframed Portrait of an African American Nude
By Roy Gates Perham
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An unframed portrait of an African American nude, circa 1940. Measures: 22" x 27." In good
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage African American Paintings

Materials

Canvas

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