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James Van Der Zee, Untitled: Nude In Front Of Fireplace, Harlem, c. 1930. Four color collotype exhibition poster, 17 3/4 x 14 3/8 inches (45.1 x 36.5 cm). Edition of 500, 100 of which were signed by the artist. Signed. Printed 1975 by Black Box Collotype Company, Chicago.

James Van Der Zee (1886 - 1983) was an African American photographer best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers. He was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Aside from the artistic merits of his work, Van Der Zee produced the most comprehensive documentation of the period. Among his most famous subjects during this time were Marcus Garvey, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Countee Cullen.

National recognition was given to him at age 82, when his collection of 75,000 photographs spanning a period of six decades of African-American life was discovered by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His photos were featured in 1969 as part of the Harlem on my Mind exhibition. From the 1970s until his death in 1983, Van Der Zee photographed the many celebrities who had come across his work and promoted him throughout the country. He was known to have brought the spirit of Harlem to life.

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  • Shipping Dimensions: 17.75 x 14.38 in. (45.08 x 36.53 cm.)
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