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"On the Beach," Drawing of Sailor and Swimmer by Avel deKnight, Black Artist

$3,800

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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 swimsuit on the beach. It was drawn by Avel deKnight, an important Black painter and teacher born in New York, during his years in Europe as a young man before he came back to New York to paint and teach for many years. Drawn in graphite and charcoal on tracing paper mounted on a heavier card stock, this piece was clearly made quickly and informally, and somehow has been preserved to this day. It was owned originally by Julien Outin, a French painter who befriended a number of American artists, including deKnight and Ellsworth Kelly, after World War II. Another example of a drawing by deKnight from this period is owned by the Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York. (Dimensions include matte; this piece is not framed.)

Details

  • Creator
    Avel de Knight (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)Width: 14.5 in. (36.83 cm)Depth: .1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Some smudging of charcoal; paper tear in upper right corner.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865115632572

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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