The Emergence of the African-American Artist

The Emergence of the African-American Artist

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Known in the mid-19th century as the best landscape painter in the West, paricularly for his pictures of the Ohio River, the African-American Robert S. Duncanson fell into obscurity for almost a century after his death.It is now one of those intensely golden sunsets which kindles the whole sky into one blaze of glory, and makes the water ... He depicted Eva standing with a more dramatic gesture and expanded the landscape setting to include the distant view of Lake Pontchartrain to the left with sailboats that symbolize the voyage of life in mainstream American art and the passage to freedom for African-Americans.

Title:The Emergence of the African-American Artist
Author:Joseph D. Ketner
Publisher:University of Missouri Press - 1994


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