Orig. Tom Feelings Signed Ghana Girl 1964 Pen Or Pencil & Wash For Sale
ORIGINAL TOM FEELINGS SIGNED GHANA GIRL 1964 - PEN OR PENCIL & WASH
LISTED HERE FOR offerDING IS FINE ORIGINAL ARTWORK OF A YOUNG GHANA WOMAN FRAMED AND SIGNED IN THE LOWER RIGHT "TOM FEELINGS GHANA 1964". FEELINGS WAS A VERY WELL KNOWN AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST AND ACTIVIST AS MENTIONED IN THE EXCERPT BELOW. A VERY FAMILIAR TYPE OF WORK, THIS PEN, WATERCOLOR, AND CHARCOAL PORTRAIT / DRAWING SHOWS A LOVELY YOUNG WOMAN WITH SHORT HAIR FROM A COLLECTION OF WORKS HE MADE DEPICTING RESIDENTS OF GHANA IN WEST AFRICA. THE VISIBLE IMAGE MEASURES 5.5" X 7.5" SET INSIDE TWO ARTISTS BOARD FRAMES AND A LARGER FRAME FOR HANGING. TOTAL OUTER DIMENSIONS OF THE FRAMED IMAGE ARE 10.75" X 12.75". THERE ARE SOME SPOTS OF DISCOLORATION TO THIS WORK FROM BEFORE IT WAS FRAMED BUT ARE NOT NOTICABLE FROM A DISTANCE AND STILL A TERRIFIC PIECE. A FRESH ESTATE FIND.
"Tom Feelings (19 May 1933 – 25 August 2003) was an artist and illustrator, author, teacher and activist. Through his works, he framed the African-American experience. His most famous book is The Middle Passage. Feelings was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y.. He attended the School of the Visual Arts and later lived in Ghana and Guyana. He was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Tom Feelings was a skilled cartoonist. He created the groundbreaking comic strip Tommy Traveler In the World of Black History for the New York Age in 1958 after leaving the Air Force. Based on his own experience after discovering the adult section of the public library while researching a school project, Tommy Traveler is a black youth's dream adventures in American History while reading of notable black heroes. This material was released in book form in 1991. Another early piece was for Look magazine, doing portraits of children in New Orleans in 1962. Also about 1960 he illustrated the NAACP's four color comic for voter registration The Street Where You Live. Around 1968 he met Bertram Fitzgerald and he became one of the first contributors to his new line of black history comics with the umbrella title of Golden Legacy. According to Fitzgerald(*), at this time Feelings had done a previous biography of Crispus Attucks, the first casualty of the American Revolution, which was adapted into the Golden Legacy series. This may have been the 1968 Nobel Heritage publication, which shows some stylistic similarities to his art, but if so, it seems to have been inked by someone else. He died in Mexico" (EXCERPT TAKEN FROM WIKIPEDIA).
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