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Douglas was one of the leading artists of the Harlem Renaissance. His style is characterized by powerful, elegant silhouettes inspired by his study of Cubism, Art Deco, and African and African American imagery and history. This study draws on that history: ancestral heritage (indicated by the...

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Inscription

Signed lower right: A. Douglas

Provenance

Gracie C. Jones; by 2001, with Aaron Galleries, Chicago; December 2001, sold by Aaron Galleries 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

VAGA, New York, NY

1930

Dimensions

30.5 x 40.6 cm (12 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1791

Medium or Technique

Gouache on artist's board

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