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Environment

African American women were among Cortor’s most important subjects, and he gave them the grace and lyricism he discovered in his study of African sculpture at the Field Museum in Chicago. Cortor’s painted rooftop setting extends into the viewer’s space through his use of compressed...

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Provenance

John Rosenwald, CA; Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York; Bernard King, NJ; by January 1999, with Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York; January 1999, sold by Michael Rosenfeld Gallery to John Axelrod, Boston; 2011, sold by Axelrod to the MFA. (Accession date: June 22, 2011)

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection

Copyright

© Eldzier Cortor; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY

1947

Dimensions

68.6 x 40.6 cm (27 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1822

Medium or Technique

Oil on board

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Paintings