DescriptionKATHLEEN BLACKSHEAR (1897-1988)
Negro Head, 1930s
Blockprint on Japanese Tissue
17in. x 12in.
Unsigned, letter of provenance from the estate
Kathleen Blackshear often used barbed wire, representing slavery, in the backgrounds of her negro portraits. She was an ardent supporter of civil rights and was instrumental in the acceptance of aspiring negro artists to the Chicago Art Institute.
Estate of Kathleen Blackshear
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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