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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.)

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Provenance:
  • The artist, with his Talladega College typed label on the verso, indicating the title and "painted summer '54;" Private collection, New York
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 16 x 12 in. (40.64 x 30.48 cm.)

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