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Browsing items in: Jelliffe Collection

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    • 15th Defense

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • "Fifteenth Defense" refers to boxer Joe Louis' triumph after the 15th round. Elmer W. Brown (1909-1977) was a painter, printmaker, muralist, illustrator, set designer, cartoonist, enamelist, ceramist, and educator. He came to Cleveland at the age...
    • Artist's Life #1

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • In a series of three prints Hughie Lee-Smith muses about the role of the artist in American society during the Depression. Should one stay in the studio creating lofty works of art and teaching, as the artist at the bottom does? Or should one join...
    • At Ease

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists;
    • William E. Smith (1913-1997) moved to Cleveland from Chattanooga, Tennessee at the age of twelve after his mother’s death. During the early 1930s, he studied at the Playhouse Settlement of the Neighborhood Association of Cleveland (now called...
    • Boy Drawing

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists;
    • Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999) was born in Florida and moved to Cleveland at age 10. After finishing high school in 1934, Lee-Smith won a scholarship from the Scholastic Awards exhibition held at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute, which enabled him to...
    • Boy Seated

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Zell (originally "Rozelle") Ingram (1910-1971) was born in Carrothersville, Ohio and came with his mother to Cleveland in 1922. A gifted child, he soon enrolled in art classes at Karamu House. Ingram went to East Technical High School. It appears...
    • Boy Thinking

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999) was born in Florida and moved to Cleveland at age 10. After finishing high school in 1934, Lee-Smith won a scholarship from the Scholastic Awards exhibition held at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute, which enabled him to...
    • Day Is Done

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists;
    • William E. Smith (1913-1997) moved to Cleveland from Chattanooga, Tennessee at the age of twelve after his mother’s death. During the early 1930s, he studied at the Playhouse Settlement of the Neighborhood Association of Cleveland (now called...
    • Douglas

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • William E. Smith (1913-1997) moved to Cleveland from Chattanooga, Tennessee at the age of twelve after his mother’s death. During the early 1930s, he studied at the Playhouse Settlement of the Neighborhood Association of Cleveland (now called...
    • Ernetta

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists;
    • Born in Oberlin and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, Charles L. Sallée, Jr. (1911-2006) enrolled at the Cleveland School of Art (now called the Cleveland Institute of Art) in the 1930s, becoming its first African American graduate. He later taught at...
    • Fisherman's Shack

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Fred Carlo (1914-1964) was born in the Roaring Third precinct. His talents were nurtured practically from the cradle. His mother was a gifted artist who taught ceramics at Karamu. Carlo became a fine jewelry maker, enamelist and ceramist, but is...
    • Frosted Roof Tops

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Fred Carlo (1914-1964) was born in the Roaring Third precinct. His talents were nurtured practically from the cradle. His mother was a gifted artist who taught ceramics at Karamu. Carlo became a fine jewelry maker, enamelist and ceramist, but is...
    • I've Known Rivers

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • William E. Smith (1913-1997) moved to Cleveland from Chattanooga, Tennessee at the age of twelve after his mother’s death. During the early 1930s, he studied at the Playhouse Settlement of the Neighborhood Association of Cleveland (now called...
    • Jungle Breakfast

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Three men are cooking over a fire built near railroad tracks. What really animates this scene are the diagonal lines used to depict the stick holding a can over the fire; the tree behind the men; and the train racing across the background. Elmer...
    • Jungle Rhythm

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists;
    • William E. Smith (1913-1997) moved to Cleveland from Chattanooga, Tennessee at the age of twelve after his mother’s death. During the early 1930s, he studied at the Playhouse Settlement of the Neighborhood Association of Cleveland (now called...
    • Landscape

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists;
    • William E. Smith (1913-1997) moved to Cleveland from Chattanooga, Tennessee at the age of twelve after his mother’s death. During the early 1930s, he studied at the Playhouse Settlement of the Neighborhood Association of Cleveland (now called...
    • Landscape #1

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Hughie Lee-Smith (1915-1999) was born in Florida and moved to Cleveland at age 10. After finishing high school in 1934, Lee-Smith won a scholarship from the Scholastic Awards exhibition held at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute, which enabled him to...
    • Leaning Chimneys

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • William E. Smith (1913-1997) moved to Cleveland from Chattanooga, Tennessee at the age of twelve after his mother’s death. During the early 1930s, he studied at the Playhouse Settlement of the Neighborhood Association of Cleveland (now called...
    • Little Girl With Hood

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Fred Carlo (1914-1964) was born in the Roaring Third precinct. His talents were nurtured practically from the cradle. His mother was a gifted artist who taught ceramics at Karamu. Carlo became a fine jewelry maker, enamelist and ceramist, but is...
    • Little Joy

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists;
    • William E. Smith (1913-1997) moved to Cleveland from Chattanooga, Tennessee at the age of twelve after his mother’s death. During the early 1930s, he studied at the Playhouse Settlement of the Neighborhood Association of Cleveland (now called...
    • Maybe Tomorrow

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • William E. Smith (1913-1997) moved to Cleveland from Chattanooga, Tennessee at the age of twelve after his mother’s death. During the early 1930s, he studied at the Playhouse Settlement of the Neighborhood Association of Cleveland (now called...

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