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Claude Clark
LOT ID: 77420
Proud Young Farmer, 1954

Oil, on board
16 х 12 in. (40.64 x 30.48 cm.)
Signed, lower center. Label on verso with title.
Lot description
Claude Clark, Sr. (1915-2001) was born on a tenant farm in Rockingham, Georgia. His artistic talents were noticed early on, and he received a four year scholarship to train at the Philadelphia Museum School and the Barnes Foundation. He also received a B.A. from Sacramento State College and an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Clark worked in painting and printmaking, and his areas of expertise included stone lithography, metal plate intaglio/aquatint and etching and oil painting. From 1939 to 1942, he worked as a printer with the Works Progress Association.

Bridging the divide between the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement, Clark’s paintings, while basic in line and color, offer narratives that mirror and expand upon societal ideals and values.

Selected Public Collections:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.)
Saint Louis Art Museum, (Saint Louis, MO)
Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)
Gibbes Museum of Art (Charleston, SC)
Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.)
Proud Young Farmer by Claude Clark
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