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Heralded as a “child prodigy” by his hometown newspaper, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the mid-twentieth-century painter Walter Augustus Simon exhibited great artistic talent at an early age and undertook commissioned portraits from the age of eleven. [1] He was interested in both the practice...

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Signed

Signed in oil, lower left

Provenance

1979, the artist's estate, Va. October 7, 2008, African-American Fine Art Sale #2156, Swann Galleries, N.Y., lot 23, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1947

Dimensions

Height x width: 36 x 24 in. (91.4 x 61 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1402

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas with additional mixed media

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