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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Nobody Knows

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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