Description

    EDMUND KINZINGER (1888-1963)
    Colored Girl, 1941
    Oil on linen
    36 x 27 inches (91.4 x 68.6 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right
    Signed, dated, and titled verso

    This painting was Edmund Kinzinger's entry into the Fifth Texas General Exhibition. For a white artist like Kinzinger, it surely caused an uproar and controversy in a very conservative and segregated Texas. The painting would have been widely seen by museum-going audiences, because the Texas General Exhibition was the most prestigious juried art competition in the state. As in this painting and the previous lot, Kinzinger is making a political statement that "black is beautiful," years before the phrase became popular. Even the color scheme of the background is meant to draw attention to the painting.

    Exhibited:
    Fifth Texas General Exhibition, 1945

    Provenance:
    Private collection, Atlanta, Georgia


    Condition Report*:

    Excellent condition with minor scattered inpainting. Period frame in excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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