Exhibition of the Work of Negro Artists. Harmon Foundation.
Exhibition of the Work of Negro Artists.
Exhibition of the Work of Negro Artists.
Exhibition of the Work of Negro Artists.
Exhibition of the Work of Negro Artists.
Exhibition of the Work of Negro Artists.

Exhibition of the Work of Negro Artists.

New York: Harmon Foundation, 1931. 12mo (8” x 5”), pictorial wrappers. 48 pp., including wrappers, numerous illus.

The illustrated catalog for the Harmon Foundation’s 1931 exhibition of fine art by contemporary black artists.

Illustrated on the front wrapper is a bust of an African-American boy entitled “Chester” by Sargent Claude Johnson. This catalog was produced in connection with the 1931 Harmon Foundation exhibit that took place at the Art Center at 65 East 56th St. in New York City, and ran from 16 to 28 February. The work comprises a “Foreword” and sections entitled “Some Historical Reflections”; “The African Legacy and the Negro Artist”; “Art and the Public Library”; “A University Art Service”; “Looking Forward”; and a list of the 123 works in the show; a list of Awards and Honors conferred by the Harmon Foundation (starting in 1926); twelve pages of photo reproductions of these works; and biographical sketches of the artists whose works have been shown in Harmon Foundation exhibitions. Among those included in the 1931 show were James Latimer Allen, Lois Mailou Jones, Hale Woodruff, Nancy Prophet, Benjamin Kitchin, and Vivian Key.

Established in 1922 by the white real-estate developer William E. Harmon, the Harmon Foundation was one of the first U.S. arts organizations to recognize African-American achievement in the fields of education, industry, art, literature, music, race relations and science. Many of these achievement emerged out of the Harlem Renaissance.

CONDITION: Very good.

Item #6365

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Price: $395.00

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