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    • No. 15: Karamu House

    • Karamu House; East 89th St.; Theaters; African Americans
    • "Karamu House, home of Cleveland's interracial theatrical group, famous for its Greek Arena and Proscenium theaters, is located at East 89th Street at Quincy Avenue. The Modern Dance groups, featured players and founders, Russell and Rowena...
    • 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...
    • Native Son

    • 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...
    • Neglected

    • 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...
    • Poker Game

    • 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...
    • Porgy ("To the Gilpin Players")

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Before coming to Cleveland, Richard R. Beatty (1899 - 1961) studied at the Carnegie Insititute in Pittsburgh and the Chicago Art Insititute. In 1925, he worked in the print department of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and then in 1929, in the print...
    • Portrait

    • 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 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...
    • Sonny

    • 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...
    • The Flats

    • 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...
    • Tool Shed

    • 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...
    • Troubled

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Whistling Boy

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 (1909-1971) was a painter, printmaker, muralist, illustrator, set designer, cartoonist, enamelist, ceramist, and educator. He came to Cleveland at the age...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • My Son My Son

    • 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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