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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 (1909-1971) was a painter, printmaker, muralist, illustrator, set designer, cartoonist, enamelist, ceramist, and educator. He came to Cleveland at the age...
    • Aerial view of Lake Shore Boulevard

    • Cleveland (Ohio); Works Progress Administration; Aerial views; Waterfronts; Lake Erie; Lake Shore Blvd.
    • "Aerial view of the 5-mile Lake Shore boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio. Constructed by the WPA, this thoroughfare has greatly relieved traffic congestion in Ohio's largest city. - Lakefront - General" - photo verso.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Carter Road Lift Bridge, view inside machine room, 1986

    • Carter Road Vertical Lift Bridge (Cleveland, Ohio); Bridges, Steel; Vertical lift bridges; Works Progress Administration (WPA); Machinery
    • View inside machine room belonging to the Carter Road Lift Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio.
      This bridge is significant as it reflects the work of famous Cleveland engineer, Wilbur J. Watson. The bridge is representative of the design for moveable...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Numbers Drawing

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • 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 of twenty, after a childhood of considerable hardship. Brown studied at the...
    • 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...

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