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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...
    • 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...
    • Turtle Neck

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Share Cropper

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Scrub Woman

    • 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...
    • Shut In

    • 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...
    • Stable 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...

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