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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...
    • 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...
    • Untitled (Jitterbug Dancer)

    • 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...
    • Swing Time

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Portrait #1

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Curtis Tann was born on December 4, 1915 in Circleville, Ohio and attended the Cleveland Polytechnic School of Art (1934-35), the Cleveland School of Art (1935-39) and the Chouinard Art Institute (1952-55). This piece was created with colored...
    • Target Range

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Curtis Tann was born on December 4, 1915 in Circleville, Ohio and attended the Cleveland Polytechnic School of Art (1934-35), the Cleveland School of Art (1935-39) and the Chouinard Art Institute (1952-55).
    • Portrait of Boy Study

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Curtis Tann was born on December 4, 1915 in Circleville, Ohio and attended the Cleveland Polytechnic School of Art (1934-35), the Cleveland School of Art (1935-39) and the Chouinard Art Institute (1952-55).
    • Portrait

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Curtis Tann was born on December 4, 1915 in Circleville, Ohio and attended the Cleveland Polytechnic School of Art (1934-35), the Cleveland School of Art (1935-39) and the Chouinard Art Institute (1952-55).
    • Old Stove

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Curtis Tann was born on December 4, 1915 in Circleville, Ohio and attended the Cleveland Polytechnic School of Art (1934-35), the Cleveland School of Art (1935-39) and the Chouinard Art Institute (1952-55).
    • The Dump

    • Karamu House; Works Progress Administration (U.S.); African Americans; Artists
    • Curtis Tann was born on December 4, 1915 in Circleville, Ohio and attended the Cleveland Polytechnic School of Art (1934-35), the Cleveland School of Art (1935-39) and the Chouinard Art Institute (1952-55).
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Meditation

    • 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...
    • Sleepy Heads

    • 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...

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